‘Dog is a man’s best friend’. This phrase has probably crossed our ears and grazed our ears thousands of times and phrase lies in the numerous instances wherein a dog has indeed saved lives. But how many times have we heard that a man did something to save a dog’s life? It’s quite a rare phenomenon. However, recently, a man rescued a dog from the depths of death in California.
Andrew Klein, a firefighter in Santa Monica, literally breathed life back into a lifeless dog when he saved the dog from a blazing apartment and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
When Nalu, the small dog, was rescued from the apartment set on fire, the firefighters could not find his pulse nor was he breathing. The Fire Department of Santa Monica told that he was subdued by the smoke and the heat. Klein, however, like a hero, saved the helpless animal from the blazing apartment, performed CPR on him and also provided an oxygen mask exclusively designed for pets to induce natural breathing. When nothing worked, Klein fondly caressed the dog, petted him and wheedled Nalu, until he saw some movement in the otherwise lifeless animal.
Nalu took 20 minutes to respond after he started receiving CPR. Soon after, he regained consciousness and started breathing on his own. Klein himself was relieved but quite surprised by his actions and to see the dog conscious and breathing. He mentioned that though he was involved in many different animal rescues before, this rescue did not match any other. He said that he was happy that he and his team saved the dog and appreciated everyone’s efforts. He considered it to be a win for the whole Fire Department.
By his actions, Andrew Klein has proved that a man can also be a dog’s best friend.
PRAJWALA GHATE | TOC
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