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Phoenix-area firefighters save pet bird from locked car

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Firefighters saved an exotic bird from a scorching
car in Arizona after authorities said a woman accidentally locked her keys

KTVK-TV reported that Surprise firefighters
rescued Rusty the cockatoo last week and gave the large exotic bird oxygen.
Officials said Rusty was lying flat in his cage, and was in respiratory distress.

Firefighters saved the bird by placing cool water on him and packing his wings
with ice packs.

Authorities said the bird perked up after 15 minutes.

The owner took her bird to an emergency vet and the bird is reportedly back to


Information from: KTVK-TV,


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