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JetBlue crew saves French Bulldog in distress with oxygen mask

Two JetBlue flight attendants are being credited as heroes after helping a couple's French Bulldog that was having trouble breathing during a flight.

(WTHR) – Two JetBlue flight attendants are being credited as heroes after helping a couple's French Bulldog that was having trouble breathing during a flight.

Steven and Michelle Burt were traveling from Orlando to Worcester, Massachusetts, on July 5 with their 3-year-old French bulldog, Darcy, when they noticed the dog was in distress.

They took Darcy out of the pet carrier under the seat in front of them and saw that the dog's gums and tongue were turning blue, a sign that the dog was lacking oxygen.

Two crew members, identified as Renaud Spencer and Diane Asher, brought ice packs for the French bulldog but she continued to show signs of distress.

Spencer then brought a small oxygen tank with a face mask out to use on the dog. Shortly afterward Darcy became alert.

"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."

Photos of Darcy with the oxygen mask over her mouth have spread across social media. Her owner confirmed that she had made a complete recovery.

"Renaud and Diane saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine, I do not."