Houston firefighters rescued three dogs from a burning apartment complex, including one pup that was resuscitated by its owner with mouth-to-snout resuscitation.
Authorities say two puppies and their mother were saved.
The cause of the fire, which left several units damaged, is under investigation. All of the residents were able to get out safely.
Leo, a Jack Russell mix, is being hailed as a hero in Australia for refusing to leave the side of four kittens during a fire at the family home they shared in Melbourne.
The kittens and Leo were rescued by firefighters who revived him with oxygen and heart massage.
“Leo wouldn’t leave the kittens and it nearly cost him his life,” one firefighter said.
Back in April, the owners of Canine Fitness Center in Crownsville raised enough money to equip about half of Anne Arundel County’s 30 fire stations with oxygen masks for dogs.
Earlier this month, that effort paid off — or at least it did for Sadie, a six-pound toy fox terrier injured in a car crash.
Sadie was bleeding and apparently unconscious when rescuers from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department arrived. Rescuers managed to revive her with an adjustable oxygen mask designed to fit an animal’s snout. It was the first time the equipment was used to save the life of a pet, the fire department said.
“I think that them giving her oxygen as quickly as they did was the difference between life and death,” Beverly Sherman, 45, told the Baltimore Sun.
Posted by John Woestendiek September 19th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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