MASSACHUSETTS (OCN) — Do you want to learn how to give mouth-to-mouth to a cat? If so, you will need to contact firefighter, Al Machado.
Machado, while responding to a fire in New Bedford, MA discovered a feline at 562 Summer Street (see article photo) in need of resuscitation. While on his way out with the feline, Machado administered mouth-to-mouth then left the feline with Paramedics who also administered oxygen while Machado went back inside.
Three stories of the building were affected. The first had water damage, the third received smoke damage and the second received most of the damage due to the fire which is being treated as suspicious.
People tend to say that while you sleep, a cat would come into your room and lie on your chest steal your breath away (see also Cat’s Eye (1985)) but Machado gave his away freely.
On the scene, Machado was asked what it tasted like giving CPR to the feline and with a laugh replied “Like fur.”
Another purr-fect day for one and all as no one was injured during the fire.