Dog Saved From Fire Revived After 20 Minutes

He needed mouth-to-snout resuscitation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 24, 2017 12:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. The dog's owner, Crystal Lamirande, had just returned to her Santa Monica apartment Tuesday when a neighbor yelled there was a fire, the AP reports. Lamirande says she frantically tried to save her dog, a 10-year-old bichon frise/Shih Tzu named Nalu, but the smoke was too thick.

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Moments later as firefighters arrived, she told them about Nalu. They quickly got the fire under control and pulled the lifeless dog from a bedroom. Firefighter Andrew Klein spent 20 minutes bringing the dog back to life with CPR and a pet oxygen mask as her tearful owner watched. Lamirande says the pooch spent the next 24 hours in an oxygen chamber and is doing well. (This Canadian cop plunged into a freezing lake to save a dog.)

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