Is there anything in this world more precious or more vulnerable than a newborn puppy? You have to watch them every minute as they are likely to get into everything that isn't nailed down. While most puppy owners do their very best to keep their little pups out of danger, there's not much you can do about accidents that happen in the most innocent way.
In Massachusetts, a young woman storms into The North Reading police station, frantic about Bodhi, her 9-week-old St. Bernard puppy who has stopped breathing. As she explains the situation to the clerk, we see someone enter the facility carrying a limp, lifeless, puppy in his arms.
He drops to his knees and begins breathing into the puppy's mouth...anything to get oxygen to his little brain. We soon realize that Bodhi has choked on his food and has an obstruction in his airway. Not breathing and having fallen unconscious, time is running out for this little guy. Is there anything the officers can do to help?
Before you know it, a team of responders appears and begins performing CPR on the poor pooch, doing chest compressions and giving back blows in an attempt to dislodge the obstruction. It seems to go on forever, with no discernible improvement in the dog's condition. And all the distraught owners can do is sit idly by and wait and worry.
After what seems like an eternity, we see a change in the demeanor of the rescuers. We come to learn that they had used a special oxygen mask made for pets and they had recently gone through training on just how to implement it. As it turns out, it made all the difference in the world for Bodhi.
We see the little guy gradually coming around and, before you know it, he is alert and trying to escape the oxygen mask that is apparently annoying him. All good signs, I would say.
We're so glad the couple had the presence of mind to bring their suffering sweetie to the right place. And even more glad that the selfless police officers and firemen knew exactly what to do to give Bohdhi a chance to live his life. Without their quick thinking and selfless determination, the most tragic ending would have happened.
If you'd like to watch the entire ordeal unfolding, we've included three views of the rescue of Bodhi.