New York Post) – A firefighter came to the rescue of a poor pooch overcome by smoke, performing CPR on the dog after it had been rescued from a burning Brooklyn, N.Y., house, the New York Post reported Friday.
Daina Mielnik, 26, of Engine Co. 276, pulled out all the stops to render aid to DT, saving the toy terrier’s life after firefighters pulled him from a smoke-filled second-story apartment at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
“It was barely breathing. I gave the dog oxygen. It’s my first animal rescue,” she said.
“It made me feel great. I love animals. Everyone hates to see an animal in pain.”
DT’s owner, Aiesha Cameron, and her four children were not at home at the time of the two-alarm blaze, but the dog was stuck in a cage in the apartment.
He was taken to Noah’s Ark animal clinic in critical condition, but doctors were optimistic he would pull through.
“He was brought in unconscious, but now he is responsive,” Dr. Brian Abraham said.
“We are monitoring him and trying to do what we can. I think he’s got a good chance.”
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