When firefighter Andrew Klein heard there was a dog in the burning apartment, he went straight inside to get him.
Klein found the dog was lying unconscious on the bathroom floor. He scooped him up, brought him outside, and then got to work. For more than 20 minutes, the heroic firefighter did everything in his power to save him—including performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation.
And in the end Klein's effort paid off: he had saved the dog's life.
Last Tuesday, Crystal Lamirande came home from work in Santa Monica, California to a street filled with fire trucks and sirens.
Her apartment building was in flames, and her dog, a 10-year-old Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu named Nalu, was trapped inside.
Crystal wanted to rescue Nalu from the blaze, but the smoke inside was too thick, reports ABC News.
But when firefighter Andrew Klein heard about, he and a team of firefighters went in to get him.
The firefighters found him unconscious on the bathroom floor.
"He was totally lifeless. I picked him up and ran out of the apartment because time is key, especially with a small dog... Failure was not an option," Andrew Klein told ABC.
When Andrew got the dog outside, he and a partner spent more than 20 minutes using oxygen, CPR, and mouth-to-snout resuscitation to save Nalu's life.
Eventually, to the joy of everyone on the scene, life came back to Nalu.
A passerby managed to catch the dramatic event on video.
Today, Nalu is coughing a bit, but feeling much better. Thankfully, no humans were nor harmed in the fire, either, though the apartment building suffered extensive damage.
Since the rescue, firefighter Andrew Klein has been hailed as a hero on Facebook.
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