Firefighters revive dog found in burning home

Pet 'didn't have a heartbeat,' official says

WTVR/Hopewell Fire Department via CNN

Virginia first responders initiated CPR on a dog found with no heartbeat in a burning home. The dog is OK.

A Virginia dog "didn't have a heartbeat" when firefighters found the pet in a burning home, firefighters said.

The Hopewell home's kitchen was completely engulfed Saturday when firefighters arrived and began searching the house, WTVR reported. 

"Me and firefighter Hudson started making our search through the house. ... And we go to an animal cage," firefighter Thomas Mason told WTVR.

In the cage, firefighters found the unresponsive dog, WTVR reported.

“It didn’t have a heartbeat,” firefighter Clayton Deguentz told WTVR. “It wasn’t breathing at all.”

First responders administered CPR and used a pet mask to give the dog oxygen, WTVR reported.

By the time the owner came home, the dog was up and walking, WTVR reported.

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