In the spirit of National Pet Day, a firefighter saved a dog from burning building. Everyone loves their pet, and “dog people” will tell you for sure that they could not live without their dog. Studies show that pets can make a person happier and healthier.
“Specifically, pet owners had greater self-esteem, were more physically fit, tended to be less lonely, were more conscientious, were more extroverted, tended to be less fearful and tended to be less preoccupied than nonowners,” Allen McConnell from Miami University stated, quote from America’s Favorite Pets.
While the man was saving this woman’s dog, he was also promoting happiness in her life. Andrew Klein works in California for the Santa Monica Fire Department, and played an important role in a little dog’s life. After attempted revival with the oxygen mask, Klein began to do CPR. Looking upon the dog, his owner was terrified of what might happen. After twenty minutes of this, he began to breathe.
A photographer on scene, Billy Fernando, took many photos of the event and was the main source for the article. Once the dog came back to life, gave a statement.
“It’s as if the big weight lifted off my chest. I was so overwhelmed with joy and tears, I witnesses the dog come back to life,” Fernando told the reporter. Quote from The Dodo news report.
Pets are important in everyone’s life, and this big act for a little dog was inspiring.
Info from Live Science- Puppy Love: Pet Owners Are Happier, Healthier by Jennifer Welsh. Info also found on the Dodo news story- This Dog Owes His Life To A Fireman: Stephen Messenger.
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