JetBlue Staff Save French Bulldog by Giving Distressed Animal Oxygen Mask

A French Bulldog on a flight to Florida was rescued by the quick thinking of cabin crew. Getty Images

A cabin crew came to the aid of a family's pet dog experiencing breathing difficulties on a flight last week.

The French Bulldog, named Darcy, was on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Massachusetts on Thursday, when she started showing signs of illness, owner Michele Burt wrote in a letter to the airline.

JETBLUE TO THE RESCUE - When the couple's French bulldog started suffering from a lack of oxygen during a JetBlue flight, they said crew members rushed into action and brought ice, water and a small oxygen mask for the pup.

— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 7, 2018

She said the animal's tongue began turning blue and she was having difficulties breathing, when flight attendants came to the rescue, first with a bag of ice then with an oxygen canister and mask for the animal.

"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," Burt wrote.

Pictures that have gone viral show Darcy being treated for hypoxia, a lack of oxygen to the body that can be fatal. Burt said that they were lucky enough to be on a flight with attendant Renaud, who owns a French bulldog himself so knew what to do when Darcy fell ill.

"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," Michele said. "I believe [crew members] Renaud and Diane saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine, I do not."

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."

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