Andrew Klein works for the Santa Monica Fire Department in California as a first responder. But one small dog named Marley will go down in history as a hero.
And you’ll discover why soon enough.
A fire broke out in the apartment complex where Marley and his mother reside earlier this week, locking the small puppy inside. Billy Fernando, a portrait photographer, was passing by when he noticed firefighters racing inside the flaming building and pulled over to watch them work.
That’s when he saw a life being saved for the first time.
“I observed the firefighter, Mr. Klein, racing toward the curbside grass area holding something while I was standing outside,” Fernando told The Dodo. “At first, I had no idea what it was, but then I understood it was a pet that had become trapped in the fire.” The dog was asleep, limp, and unable to move.”
Klein remained at the dog’s side and started working.
After attempting to resuscitate the dog with an oxygen mask, it appeared that more extreme steps were required.
“He began administering CPR on the pet without hesitation just a minute later,” Fernando recounted, adding, “It was an awe-inspiring event.”
The dog’s owner stood by and watched as the firefighter fought for Marley’s life.
“She was terrified as she saw it,” Fernando claimed. “She was afraid the dog wouldn’t be able to make it.”
Klein, despite his obvious exhaustion, refused to give up.
Surprisingly, the once-lifeless dog began to stir after around 20 minutes of his attempts. The owner of Marley wasn’t the only one who breathed a sigh of relief.
“It’s as though a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders.” Fernando remarked, “I was overcome with excitement and tears.” “I was present when the dog resurrected.”
Apart from being bewildered, Marley steadily regained his vigor and looked to be out of imminent danger.
“The proprietor was inconsolably upset. The finale made everyone very pleased. “We are really pleased of Andrew Klein’s efforts from the Santa Monica Fire Department,” Fernando stated. “Firefighters have always served as role models for me, and I greatly value what they do for the community.” It was a true honor to be able to witness this occasion!”
Klein’s commitment to the small dog, although all in a day’s work for him and other first responders who save lives for a living, will not be forgotten.
In fact, Marley just had the opportunity to thank his idol in person.