When a true hero save the day, he saves it for everyone, even the little guy. When Nalu’s home caught fire, he didn’t make it out of the apartment with the humans. Overcome by smoke, he lay on the bedroom floor, hoping for a miracle. He got that miracle.
Firefighter Andrew Klien found Nalu and performed CPR on the tiny 10 year old dog for 20 minutes.
“It was pretty amazing because I’ve been on a number of animal rescues like this that did not come out the same way that Nalu’s story did,” Klein told KTLA. “It was definitely a win for the whole team and the department that we got him back.”
“I stood there in shock, and then I followed them and was in shock,” Nalu’s owner, Crystal Lamirande, said. “I’m a nurse and now I know how family members feel when they watch us do CPR on their family members. It’s awful.”
Photographer Billy Fernando captured the event. “This brave firemen (sic) named Andrew Klein from Santa Monica Fire Department went in for the rescue and gave the pet a CPR and took care of him back to life,” he wrote
on Facebook and Instagram. “Faith in humanity restored.”
The department received a compassionate award from PETA
The new story even received BBC coverage: