JetBlue Crew Saves French Bulldog Struggling to Breathe on Flight

A couple whose French bulldog was struggling to breathe on a JetBlue flight has credited a pair of flight attendants with saving the dog's life.

July 11, 2018

Steven and Michelle Burt were traveling from Orlando to Worcester, 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 his gums and tongue were turning blue, a sign that he wasn't getting enough oxygen, according to a Facebook post. A pair flight attendants, Renaud Spencer and Diane Asher, came to the dog's aid with a small oxygen mask, which Michelle detailed in a grateful letter to JetBlue that was posted on Facebook by a friend

The flight attendants also brought ice bags and water for the dog. Spencer is also the owner of a French bulldog, according to Michelle, and he brought a small oxygen tank and mask to help Darcy's breathing. "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,'' Michelle wrote. "I believe Renaud and Diane saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine, I do not."