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Firefighter saves chihuahua with 'mouth-to-snout'

Published On: Jul 14 2014 03:03:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 14 2014 04:58:53 PM CDT
Texas firefighter saves dog



Firefighters are trained to face the unexpected, but what Capt. Scott Ledet came face-to-face with isn't covered in the manuals.

It all started when Yvette Childers' RV suddenly burst into flames. She made it safely outside, but her chihuahua, Pony, was trapped inside.

By the time Addison firefighters reached the dog, her health appeared questionable.

That's when Ledet stepped in to save the day.

"I just started performing CPR like I would if it was any other person," he said. "It never really crossed my mind to not do it."

Ledet performed CPR and mouth to, well, snout for 20 minutes. His efforts saved Pony from the big doghouse in the sky.

While the dog was saved, Childers lost everything in the fire.

The RV was her transportation and her home.

As it turns out, Pony has a history of escaping disaster. She was one of the dogs rescued from the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion in April 2013.

While there's still a ways to go for this story to have a truly happy ending, Childers said she has what she needs to keep going.

"I`m so glad she survived because I couldn`t have taken it," Childers said. "If she had died it would`ve been too much to lose everything and then her."


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