A courageous firefighter, Paul McNeely of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Virginia, ran into a burning home to rescue an unconscious dog named Roxy in the home where he and his team had responded.
When the fire department first arrived at the house, they were relieved to see that it looked as if nobody was home. But then they found out there were pets inside.
Roxy’s dog sister, Daisy, had already been taken out of the house. She was found buried under a pile of broken furniture, covered in debris, and barely clinging to life. Firefighters were working to revive her, but then a neighbor yelled out that there was another dog in the house.
Paul quickly connected a body camera and ran inside to find the dog. He found her lying unconscious on the floor behind the couch. He immediately picked her up and took her side where the rest of the team was waiting to treat her.
Rescuers immediately put an oxygen mask on the dog. It took four oxygen tanks within an hour to bring both dogs back to life.
“We were all shocked,” Paul said of the moment when they began to show signs of life.
“It felt good. It did. I’m a grown man. I’ll admit it, it made me want to cry,” Paul says in the video. “Any animal that’s in a house with a family relies on the family to take care of [him or her], and [Roxy] was helpless.”
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