Hero flight attendants save French Bulldog’s life on a flight


A French Bulldog nearly died on a JetBlue flight. But Darcy survived the ordeal thanks to a lifesaving (and adorable) tiny oxygen mask.

It’s no secret that airlines have been messing up when it comes to our pets, from pets who’ve died to pets who somehow, inexplicably wound up in the wrong country. But finally, we have a story happy ending. JetBlue stepped up in a major way and saved a French bulldog’s life.

By now, we know how dangerous it is to fly with pets. This is especially true for dogs like French Bulldogs. Pets with pushed-in faces, like French Bulldogs, have problems breathing, and they only get worse up in the air. Just a few months ago, in fact, a 10-month-old French Bulldog puppy tragically died when it was forced into an overhead bin.

Unfortunately, a couple named Steven and Michelle Burt also found out just how hard flying can be for a French Bulldog. The couple was flying with their 3-year-old French Bulldog, Darcy, on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Massachusetts. Michelle shared in a Facebook post that Darcy started to look uncomfortable and suddenly her tongue went blue!

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The poor pup wasn’t getting enough oxygen and was suffering from hypoxia. Darcy could have died. Thankfully, flight attendants and the heroes we need Renaud Fenster and Diane Asher rushed in and saved Darcy’s life. They came in and gave the doggo a tiny oxygen mask and tank. They also brought ice bags and water for the cute pup.

After a few minutes with the mask on, Darcy was feeling much better and handled the rest of the trip well. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that a tiny oxygen mask also happens to look adorable on a French Bulldog pup’s face. Finally, a happy ending!

“It may have been only a ‘dog’ to some, not a major disaster certainly, but a family member to us,” Michelle wrote. “Goodness and kindness along with the ability to assess a medical crisis, albeit a canine in crisis saved the day.”

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Sometimes flying with your furry friend is unavoidable, but knowing the risks and talking to your vet before you go can help. And having knowledgeable and kind flight attendants like Renaud and Diane to step in and save the day can make all the difference in the world.