We rarely seem to consider our pets on a plane flight, certainly then must feel a little scared when flying and need some reassurance, but this little one really did need more than a little cuddle!
This little pooch literally got a breath of fresh air on a recent flight on one of JetBlue’s planes, read on to find out more!
The sweet little dog, a French Bulldog was flying with her owner to Massachusetts from Florida, she started to get really stressed…
In fact, her tongue started to turn blue, she was only three years old and her owner was understandably really stressed too about it, she seemed to find it hard to breathe too!
Michele Burt the dog’s owner was so scared that the worse was going to happen, but flight attendants came to the rescue!
“We all are affected by cabin pressure and oxygen fluctuations, human, canine and feline, etc., but the fact that the Attendants were responsive and attentive to the situation may have saved Darcy’s life”
The amazing crew of the plane stepped up to help and gave the little one, Darcy, an oxygen mask, the photos of which have spread far and wide across social media!!
The photos are very cute, but not so cute the important message, lack of air really can be very serious for us and dogs alike!
“I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time, she didn’t want the mask …I believe [crew members] Renaud and Diane saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine, I do not.”
Renaud Fenster, a crew member said that he had never seen something like this happen before, not in the 15 years he worked for the airline anyway!
“I was passing through the cabin to check up on a passenger, and I noticed [another] passenger, who had the dog out of her crate and the dog had an indication that it wasn’t looking too well”
“And I believe the dog passed out…The dog started panting very rapidly and uncontrollably, and so as a French bulldog owner myself, I knew the dog was overheating and needed some ice. I brought the dog some ice, and that didn’t do anything.”
“I decided that we needed to consider using oxygen to support the animal,” he continued. “So I called the captain, and I told him, ‘I think I need to use some oxygen,’ and he said, ‘Go ahead.’ And right then and there, placed the oxygen on the dog and the dog revived like nothing else.”
Michele was so pleased that the flight attendants had such quick thinking and fast response, she was very grateful to them for saving her lovely Darcy.
“We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs ..We’re thankful for our crew’s quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester.”
What a lovely and cute dog, we are so pleased she is ok, please SHARE this story to make sure people are aware that this can really happen, so be careful with your dog on a flight!