NORTH READING (CBS) – The North Reading Police used CPR to save a 9 month old St. Bernard puppy that was choking.
A couple realized that their puppy was choking and ran into the police station lobby asking for help. They had just adopted the puppy the day before.READ MORE: 'The Most Horrible Experience': Logan Airport Travelers Outraged Over Spirit Airlines Cancelations
The officers quickly did a modified “Heimlich maneuver” to dislodge whatever the puppy was choking on. Then, firefighters came in with oxygen to help revive the dog.
“You don’t really get trained for a dog at the academy, so the only thing going through my mind was ‘Oh my God I hope I’m doing this right,'” Officer Jorge Hernandez said.READ MORE: Jury Selected In Trial Of Thomas Latanowich, Charged With Killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon
“By administering the oxygen he started to get more life in him, to where he was actually sitting up on his own,” said Christopher Hadley, a North Reading firefighter and paramedic.
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One officer pointed out that St. Bernards have a reputation as lifesavers and that they were glad that they could return the favor.