Veterinarian Karen Henson, from the Cat's Meow Cat Clinic in Oregon City, told The Dodo that both cats are recovering well from smoke inhalation, adding that the story might be sadly different if it weren't for the masks first responders had on hand.
"I'm so happy to know that they have the resuscitators available. I think that's a really good option for these guys. They own their own pets at home, so it has to be heartbreaking if they aren't able to help," says Henson. "Their job is to save lives, so it gives them one more option in doing their jobs. As a veterinarian, I think that's really important."