Nine pets died in a house in fire in Reseda on Monday, but rescuers were able to save a dog that was overcome by smoke.
Six cats were caged at the home in the 6900 block of North Calvin Avenue and "succumbed to smoke inhalation and were beyond help," a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman said.
Three dogs also perished in the blaze, which was reported around 5 p.m in the single-story home, the LAFD said.
Firefighters were able to save the dog with oxygen treatment at the scene and reported that the canine was "doing well," department spokeswoman Katherine Main said on the LAFD Twitter account.
More than 40 firefighters knocked down the flames in 22 minutes. The cause was under investigation.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times