Residents of a Carmichael neighborhood worked together to rescue pets from a duplex fire Friday afternoon.
Neighbors and strangers ran in and out of the burning homes trying to save five dogs, three cats and two snakes when firefighters arrived at the duplex on the 3800 block of Walnut Avenue, Sacramento Metro Fire Capt. Michelle Eidam said.
Neighbors were able to rescue all nine of the animals. One cat was given resuscitation by a neighbor and taken to a nearby veterinarian, where it later died.
"I would like to give a shout out to all the people who stopped yesterday, just good Samaritans that saw that the house was on fire," Cornette Property Management's Nancy Drikas said. "They kicked in doors, with bare hands broke windows, dragged all the animals to safety. We actually had two girls who put the cats on the ground and gave them CPR. "