Categories: cat welfare

Man laid down his life for his cat

Campbell, N.Y.: 79-year-old Howard Marshall’s house caught fire because of an electrical fault at the centre of the house. He escaped the fire. Soon afterwards, he ran back into his burning home to save his beloved cat.

Firemen. These are not the firemen referred to in the story.

Firegfighters from six departments and EMTs (emergency medical technicians) from American Medical Response and Bath Ambulance plus troopers attended the fire.

Firefighters dashed into the home to fetch Mr Marshall. The police reported that he was overcome by the smoke. They brought him out and tried to rescusitate him at the scene but he died.

Howard Marshall gave his life in his effort to rescue his cat from the fire.

The story was reported by New York Upstate.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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