Sea Bright: Cat Gains One of Nine Lives After Fire Rescue

Sea Bright firefighters, joined by their brothers from the greater Rumson-Fair Haven area extinguished a fire in the borough this morning and gave a pet owner some good news with the rescue and resuscitation of Felix the cat.

Yes, Felix the cat, like the iconic cartoon. After Sea Bright stations 43 and 44 responded to a structure fire at a town house in Sea Bright Village early this morning, a Rumson firefighter found Felix “unresponsive in the third floor bedroom,” a Facebook post by Sea Bright Fire Rescue said.

“Felix the cat was removed from the house and turned over to Firefighter Joe Eskridge and FF/EMT Dan Drogin who, utilizing the new pet O2 masks that were recently donated, performed numerous rounds of pet CPR which resulted in a successful resuscitation.”

Sea Bright firefighters thanked the responding companies for their assistance with the the morning blaze: Rumson and Fair Haven fire departments, Monmouth Beach Fire Company, Little Silver Fire Department and Community Fire Company.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Sea Bright Fire Marshal’s Office, the post said.