Video Of Firefighter Rescuing Kitten Goes Viral - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Video Of Firefighter Rescuing Kitten Goes Viral

Posted: Updated:
TODAY.COM - While luck wasn’t on Lucky the kitten's side, the tiny feline has been immortalized, thanks to a viral video.

Last month, a Fresno firefighter spotted the apparently lifeless Lucky on the floor of a burning apartment, and his helmet-cam captured him tenderly reviving the kitten with an oxygen mask, water, and a gentle massage. Since the owners weren’t around at the time, Lucky was taken to the local SPCA, according to KSEE24 News. Unfortunately, the kitten died later that night.

The firefighter’s helmet-cam video was reimagined as a dramatic movie trailer named "The Rescue," complete with a an edge of-your-seat soundtrack. Since its June 15 posting, the video has racked up more than 340,000 views on YouTube.

Though Lucky didn’t survive, Beth Caffrey, spokeswoman for the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told KSEE 24 News she applauded the firefighter’s efforts. "We are very fortunate to have such compassionate people,” she said.

And thanks to some good Samaritans, the Fresno fire department got donations of animal oxygen masks, the department’s spokesman told the Fresno Bee, though it was unclear what role the kitten’s rescue may have played in that.



HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Couple pleads not guilty to new child abuse charges

    Couple pleads not guilty to new child abuse charges

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-02-25 19:48:57 GMT

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple already accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse.    David and Louise Turpin entered pleas Friday to three new charges of abuse. Louise Turpin also pleaded not guilty to a count of felony assault.

    More >>

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple already accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse.    David and Louise Turpin entered pleas Friday to three new charges of abuse. Louise Turpin also pleaded not guilty to a count of felony assault.

    More >>
  • White House answers online petitions, ducks tax-return issue

    White House answers online petitions, ducks tax-return issue

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:37 PM EST2018-02-25 19:37:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website.    But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That petition attracted more than 100,000 signatures.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website.    But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That petition attracted more than 100,000 signatures.

    More >>
  • Washington State University mourns loss of strength and conditioning coach

    Washington State University mourns loss of strength and conditioning coach

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-02-25 19:28:52 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's Athletic Department reported Sunday that longtime strength and conditioning coach David Lang suddenly passed away Saturday. Lang was a member of the department for 20 years.

    More >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's Athletic Department reported Sunday that longtime strength and conditioning coach David Lang suddenly passed away Saturday. Lang was a member of the department for 20 years.

    More >>