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VIDEO: Firefighter saves kitten’s life

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jul 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-03 12:24:09-04

FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) – A Fresno firefighter entered a burned home and rescued a tiny kitten he found on the floor.

“I looked down and you can actually see the cat shining in the spotlight of my flashlight,” firefighter Cory Kalanick said. “I looked back and that’s when I saw the cat and grabbed him.”

The kitten was limp as Kalanick picked it up and took it outside. He set the kitten on his glove to protect it from the hot asphalt, poured water on the animal and used an entire tank of oxygen to revive the kitten.

Within 15 minutes, Kalanick was able to massage life back into the tiny animal. It was a fitting job for the 10-year veteran who is sometimes teased for being an eco-friendly vegan.

"They raz me or give me garbage for it. It's a pretty cool thing that we get to help a kitten out," he said.