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Dog injured in fire given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

A fire in Des Moines, Iowa, ended with a daring animal rescue. Though one woman and two of her pets were able to escape the blaze unharmed, a dog who was left inside suffered injuries after he was brought out of the home by firefighters, according to the Des Moines Register.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but it appears as though it was contained to the kitchen. As the woman, presumably the home owner, fled the structure, she was able to grab her cat and one of her two dogs, but had to leave the other behind.

Fortunately, a man named John Munoz, who lives nearby, was walking past the building when he saw that it was it full of smoke. When he caught sight of the injured dog, he came to the pooch's rescue, and gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

"She started blinking and I knew she was coming back," Munoz told the news source. "I saw an animal in need, and I helped it."

According to the University of Washington, when giving CPR to a dog, it is important to keep the animal's mouth and lips closed and breathe air into his or her nose.
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