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JetBlue Flight Attendants Jump Into Action To Save A French Bulldog's Life Mid-Flight

JetBlue Flight Attendants Jump Into Action To Save A French Bulldog's Life Mid-Flight

A French bulldog named Darcy is alive and well today because of some quick thinking on the part of the flight crew on a JetBlue flight. 

Jetsetter than she is, Ms. Darcy Burt was making the trip from Florida to Massachusetts (she had brought along her pets, Steven and Michelle Burt as well) when, as WSVN Channel 7 Miami reports, she suddenly began "suffering from a lack of oxygen."

That's when the flight attendants on that JetBlue flight sprung into action:

...bringing ice, water and a small oxygen mask for the dog.

According to the Burts, Darcy had begun pushing her head against the mesh of her carrier in distress. When Michelle brought the 3-year-old pup to her lap, her tongue had began to turn blue, as she labored to breathe; thankfully flight attendants Renaud and Diane were there to quickly step in with an oxygen mask. 

According to the NY Daily News, Renaud has a French bulldog of his own, named Penelope.

Michelle wrote on her Facebook page:

  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.

Michelle Burt credits the swift actions of the crew in helping to save Darcy’s life, telling WSVN of the oxygen mask:

  It actually fit her face really well because she’s got a round face. You couldn’t help but notice the change in her eyes. I know it’s not a child or a person but she is a family member. I just felt very grateful.


Twitter applauded the duo's heroic efforts:

According to WSVN, the Burt’s sent a letter of gratitude to the airline praising the quick actions of flight attendants in helping Darcy.