Firefighters Resuscitate a 17-Year-Old Cat
10/24/2012 AT 02:00 PM EDT
To the cheers of onlookers, firefighters carried Tiki Bear out of the house, which Adams, a carpenter, had spent the last 25 years renovating, reports local news outlet WMUR. The firefighters then administered oxygen and the cat began breathing again.
Tiki Bear was later checked into a veterinary clinic to seek treatment for smoke inhalation.
The cat's owners were at work when neighbors noticed the fire and notified authorities. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, officials said.