Firefighter Jumps Into Action and Saves Dog With CPR After Rescuing it From a Burning Building
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
Thanks to a quick thinking firefighter, a dog who was overcome with smoke is alive and doing well.
After receiving a call about a small apartment fire in Santa Monica, Andrew Klein and his team rushed to the scene to put out the flames. After the fire was contained, Klein searched the apartment and found a dog that had been trapped inside. The dog had inhaled too much smoke and was on the ground without a pulse. “I discovered him amidst all the smoke and the heat. I grabbed him and as soon as I grabbed him I knew that he was unresponsive just by his dead weight,” Klein said to ABC News. Immediately after realizing the dog was in trouble, Klein put his training to use and started to perform CPR on the Bichon Frize/Shih Tzu mix named Nalu. As the CPR took place, Nalu was given a pet oxygen mask to help stabilize his breathing. It was pretty amazing because I’ve been on a number of animal rescues like this that did not come out the same way that Nalu’s story did,” Klein told California television station KTLA. “It was definitely a win for the whole team and the department that we got him back.” Nalu’s owner, Crystal Limirand, was out when her apartment went into flames. Even though most of her apartment was damaged, she is extremely thankful that Nalu made it out alive. shared a picture on Facebook thanking the firefighters for their amazing action.
“Back from the dead!!!!” Limirand wrote. “He is so thankful he is alive even though all his clothes are severely smoke damaged!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Love Nalu Marley!!!!! (And his mother Crystal.) We are forever grateful.”
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