A JetBlue crew is being praised for swiftly acting to save the life of a distressed dog.
Darcy, a three-year-old French bulldog, experienced trouble breathing on a JetBlue flight from Orlando to Worcester, Massachusetts.
Quickly springing into actions, FAs Renaud Spencer and Diane Asher deployed an oxygen mask over the bulldog and placed it on her.
Well, not quite.
This was not an emotional support animal and therefore was required to remain inside his carrier. Michele, Darcy’s owner, noticed she was pushing her head against the carrier, trying to get out. Noticing her tongue and gums were blue, she pulled her out.
A FA quickly told her to put the dog back. But after explaining the situation, the FAs allowed him to stay out. They brought over ice and Renaud, who also owns a French bulldog, brought over a small oxygen tank.
It did the trick, saving the life of Darcy.
Michele penned a moving tribute to the FAs and to JetBlue on Facebook.
What a contrast to the United Airlines overhead bin controversy, where a dog died after a FA forbid a passenger from retrieving her dog. The dog died.
But if there is anything that good that came from the United incident, it is that it brought greater awareness to the fact that dogs need air. That horrific event on United may have saved the life of Darcy.
My wife and I are reading Pride and Predjucice and I just have this picture of Darcy in my mind that is not a French Bulldog. Anyway, it’s a heartwarming story. Kudos to the JetBlue crew who helped to save the life of this dog.
image: Michele Burt / Facebook