Cops, firefighters save choking puppy at police station

The officers worked to save the puppy from choking. Source North Reading Police Department

The officers worked to save the puppy from choking. Source North Reading Police Department

The hall camera shows Megan Vitale and her friend rushing into the lobby with the 9-week-old Saint Bernard puppy in their arms, police said.

Police in MA jumped into action to save a choking pup that was brought into their station.

With a series of blows to his back and chest compressions, the officers managed to dislodge the what was stuck his throat. Officers found the puppy was not breathing, limp, and unresponsive.

Police officers and firefighters worked to save a choking puppy after a woman rushed into a police station for help.


They also used CPR and a special oxygen mask.

Hernandez, a former transit officer who'd joined the department only three weeks earlier, had never dealt with a choking victim - human or canine. "Even though we are not faced with this kind of incident every day, the officers reacted just as they would in any emergency situation", Police Chief Michael P. Murphy said in a press release. "We don't get to choose the emergency situation that comes our way, so it's important that first responders be prepared for anything".

Bodhi left with the Vitales, and is being treated by a veterinarian.

As we learned from a report from CBS Local, little Bodhi is now recovering at the vet.

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