They came back later to visit – and he was so excited to say thank you.
Pets are more than just animals; they are a true part of our family and we would do anything to protect them. Fortunately, the brave emergency officers of this fire service agree.
On Monday, workers from Washington state’s Snohomish County Fire District 7 were called to a burning house. When they arrived, they were informed that the family dog Sampson had died.
First responders rushed to Sampson’s aid, knowing he would perish in the smoke-filled house.
“Firefighters swiftly forced entrance into the home to begin their initial search,” according to a release from the department. “Crews were able to track down the dog and bring him out to the driveway where the medics were.”
Sampson did not respond, but rescuers did not want to give up on him. And, fortunately, their efforts were rewarded.
Rescuers watched as Sampson recovered from consciousness after performing KPR and using a specific kit to supply dogs with oxygen.
After a horrific ordeal, Sampson was transported to the vet for evaluation. He was found to be in good enough health to be released on the same day.
And the dog knew well who was to blame.
Crews returned to the property a few hours after Sampson was rescued and the house fire was out to look for hot areas that could rekindle. The dog whose life they had rescued earlier was there to greet them, and he couldn’t have been happier to see them.