Firefighters rescue pets from store fire in China, revive dog with CPR

Firefighter gives CPR to a DOG after he and his colleagues save it from a burning pet store

  • About 20 cats and dogs were rescued after a pet store in east China caught fire 
  • One pooch was brought back to life after being administered oxygen and CPR
  • Other firemen were seen using damp towels to clean the dust off the pets’ faces

A video of a firefighter giving CPR to a collapsed dog after saving it from a burning pet store has warmed the hearts of many in China.

Emergency services rescued about 20 cats and dogs from a fire that broke out at a pet store in Anhui province yesterday.

Footage from the scene shows a firefighter hunching over on the ground resuscitating a small unconscious pooch after the blaze.

A firefighter saves a collapsed pooch from a burning pet shop in China and performs CPR on it

One small white dog collapsed and remained unresponsive after being rescued from the fire

Firefighters were alerted to the scene in Hefei city at about 6am on May 31.

They had to use tools to pry open the metal gate of the store, which was not yet open for business.

The fire ripped through the small shop, sending plumes of black smoke into the air. 

‘Move the pets outside first! Prepare the fire hose!’ One firefighter was heard directing the others.

Some of the pets appeared unconscious after being rescued. They had apparently inhaled too much smoke, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

The firefighters laid the rescued pets on the ground and gave them oxygen from their respirators. 

Firefighters had to pry open the metal gate of the store, which was not yet open for business

‘Move the pets outside first! Prepare the fire hose!’ One firefighter was heard commanding 

Anhui firefighters were alerted to the scene in Hefei city at about 6am on Thursday

After checking for signs of breathing, one fireman performed CPR on the pooch by pumping its tiny chest delicately while administering oxygen. Moments later, the dog came to

One small dog collapsed after the blaze and remained unresponsive.

After checking for signs of breathing, one fireman performed CPR on the pooch by pumping its tiny chest delicately while administering oxygen.

Moments later, the dog came to thanks to the fireman’s effort.

Holding the cats and dogs to their chests, other firefighters carefully wiped the dust off the animals’ tiny faces with damp towels.

Later on, several puppies regained their energy and were heard barking and jumping around in their cages, wagging their tiny tails as if they were thanking the brave men who rescued them.

Other firefighters carefully wipe the dust off the pets’ tiny faces with damp towels

One of the rescued cats has its face cleaned with a damp towel after being rescued

Several cats regain their energy and are heard meowing, as if they were thanking the rescuers

A fireman checks one of the rescued dogs to see if it’s injured in the fire

It was not known if any people were injured in the fire.

The video, also posted onto the official channel of Anhui fire department, gained almost seven million views. 

Web users applauded the heroic actions of the firefighters. 

‘Each and every life is valuable,’ one said. ‘Thank you, brave firemen, for saving these animals!’

‘Tiny angels encountering big angels,’ another said. ‘I’m so touched by these animal-loving firefighters.’

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