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Author Topic: Proposed Law Would Legalize ‘Mouth-to-Snout’ Pet Resuscitation in California  (Read 560 times)
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billyD
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« on: February 28, 2018, 12:10:25 PM »

After an unconscious Shih Tzu mix with no pulse was removed from a burning apartment in Santa Monica, Calif., last spring, firefighter Andrew Klein spent 20 minutes giving him CPR and mouth-to-snout resuscitation.

His valiant efforts worked: the little dog, named Nala, regained consciousness and was even able to get up and walk.

But what he did was illegal and for doing so, he could have faced up to a $2,000 fine and the possibility of a year in jail.

First responders can also be sued for taking these life-saving actions.

But that might all change very soon.
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 08:26:07 PM »

I would want them to be able to help my cats if such a situation arose. I think training in pet treatment would be necessary though.
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