Bulldog saved by tiny oxygen mask on JetBlue flight

Darcy the French bulldog owned by Steven and Michele Burt of Westminster Mass. receives oxygen on a Jet Blue flight Thursday

Darcy, a three-year-old French bulldog, was travelling in a crate on a flight from Orlando to MA when it began to have trouble breathing.

In the letter, the Darcy's owner, identified by ABC News as Michele Burt of Boston, wrote that after Darcy started struggling in her underseat pet carrier, she took the dog out and put it in her lap. Panting heavily, Darcy's tongue and gums were blue.

Michele thanked JetBlue for the quick thinking of the flight crew, and said she wanted to remind people "that good people are doing good things on a daily basis even if it is in small ways or big ways".

Crew member Renaud Spencer holds Darcy after the dog was feeling better.

They brought Darcy water and ice but, as we found out from an interview Spencer on USA broadcaster ABC, the poor pooch needed more help.

Burt noticed that Darcy was in distress while she was still in her carrier, but realized on the flight that Darcy's tongue had turned blue - a sign of oxygen deprivation.

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Photos of Darcy with the oxygen mask over her mouth have spread across social media.

"I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time, she didn't want the mask", she wrote. "I believe [Spencer] and [Asher] saved a life". I know it's not a child or a person but she is a family member. Goodness and kindness along with the ability to assess a medical crisis, albeit a canine in crisis saved the day.

Darcy has since recovered, and Burt says she won't fly with her again without her vet's OK.

Fenster then said he "decided that we needed to consider using oxygen to support the animal".

JetBlue responded in a statement saying: "We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs". "We're thankful for our crew's quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester".

Darcy, normally a very obedient dog, wasn't responding to commands to lie down during the flight, which is when Burt chose to check on her.

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