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Firefighters Rescue, Revive Cat Trapped In Burning Apartment

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A black cat is lucky to be alive after being rescued from a burning apartment. Things weren't looking good for the cat when firefighters pulled him from the apartment, but they managed to revive the nonresponsive cat.

Glendale firefighters pulled him from the apartment fire and administered oxygen to him while others continued battling the blaze, according to the Glendale News-Press. The fire was reported Monday morning in a 2-story apartment complex, but it's not clear what caused it. The fire jumped from a ground-floor apartment to the unit above, but firefighters were able to knock it down before it spread any further. Neither unit is habitable.

As for the cat, it is currently still on oxygen therapy at a veterinary clinic in South Pasadena, but it's expected to make a full recovery. It wasn't singed or burned at all in the fire.

"This cat really I think just used up one of its nine lives. It's very fortunate," Valerie Tesauro, a veterinarian at TLC Pet Medical Centers, told the News-Press.

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Unfortunately, the vets haven't located the owners. The cat is about 6 years old and seemed to be pretty well taken care of. But if the owners can't be located, the cat might be put up for adoption.