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    Hamsters given oxygen and saved by firefighters

    NewsOther petsTuesday 11 June 2013
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    An incredible story has emerged of two hamsters that were given oxygen by firefighers in Oldland Common in Bristol. The firefighters were alerted to a fire at 6:30pm after a small fire started out of a utility room due to a washing machine being left on.

    The occupants of the house were out of the house at the time of the fire and are in very good shape however the two hamsters were left in the house and they were in a cage trapped on the first floor.

    The fire service said that the hamsters were listless and not moving. They were then given oxygen from a mask placed near them and after a while they were more active and they were revived.

    The fire crews attending were from Kingswood, Brislington and Speedwell.

    It is not the first time that animals have been rescued from fires. It happens quite a lot and a company in the USA has been developing oxygen masks that easily fit around pets such as dogs, cats and rabbits,. The masks come in 3 ergonomic sizes so that they can fit almost any pet.

     

    Source: This is Bristol

    Photo: Jon Cage

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