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Firefighters save cat's life

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

It's a picture that has received more than 300 'Likes' on Facebook and dozens of comments.

Firefighters tried their best to save two cats lives after they were trapped in a house fire. Hershey and Casper were stuck inside of Paige and Dean Perkin's home in Lexington after a fire broke out in the kitchen.
"My husband called me when I was at work and I could barely understand what he was saying," explains home owner Paige Perkins, "he was uncontrollably weeping. He told me that the kitchen had caught on fire and that the cats were inside. He told me that the firefighters went in and rescued them and were out on the lawn performing CPR on both of them."

Major Joe Best with the Lexington Fire Department says the Lexington Kennel Association donated the life saving animal equipment a few years back. "We wouldn't have been able to do what we did today without that equipment. In the years I've been working I've never been in such a situation and I'm grateful we had all the stuff we needed."

Perkins and her husband say they are grateful for the hard work and effort by the fire department to save their cats lives. "I wanted to try and find which fireman was the one that carried cats out cause I wanted to thank them. What they did is far beyond what I would have ever expected them to do. I'm forever grateful for them."

Firefighters were able to successfully save one of the two cats. Casper is listed in critical condition.

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