Small Dog Rescued From House Fire in Bakersfield

A firefighter resuscitates a Shih Tzu named Jack after pulling him from a fire Friday in Bakersfield Calif. john frando  Bakersfield Fire Dept

A firefighter resuscitates a Shih Tzu named Jack after pulling him from a fire Friday in Bakersfield Calif. john frando Bakersfield Fire Dept

BFD IN ACTION #BFDaction #BakersfieldFDBFD Firefighters rescued a pet canine from the earlier 4627 Quarter Ave residential structure fire today.

Firefighters pulled a small dog out of a house fire in Bakersfield on Wednesday, and as seen through a one-minute clip of the encounter, managed to resuscitate the dog after it was appearing unresponsive. Its owner made it out of the home unscathed and observed the firefighters at work.

The poor dog had inhaled smoke and emergency services tried to save him using a specialized animal oxygen mask, as his owner looked on.

The dog appeared lifeless until Matt Smith put a pet oxygen mask - kindly donated by a local Girl Scout troop - over Jack and rubbed his belly.

Jack Recovering from injuries
Jack Recovering from injuries

On Facebook, many viewers from all over the world have praised the fire department for saving Jack.

As oxygen is given to Jack, the firefighter strokes and pats the dog in an attempt to rouse him.

Later on, Jack received a special visitor - the firefighter who saved him.

Jack was taken to a veterinary hospital and was kept under observation.

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