With all of the horrible stories of law enforcement officials either abusing their police dog or leaving their police dogs in the car which has resulted in deaths, it is refreshing to hear about an officer who saved a dog’s life.
Steve Tugwell, a prison officer, rescued a Welsh spring spaniel named Frodo when he saw him unconscious. Frodo was on top of another sniffer dog, a black Labrador named Patch.
Patch got his jaws entangled in Frodo’s collar while the two were playing, and Patch could not get free.
Frodo was asphyxiated when Tugwell cut off the collar with a knife.
He moved Frodo’s tongue, which was purple, to the side, formed a cone with his hands while using his finger to block Frodo’s nostrils, and blew three times down his throat.
Frodo began to breathe, and he was rushed to a veterinarian. He was diagnosed with a crushed wind pipe and burst blood vessels in the throat. But Frodo has fully recovered and two weeks later, he was back on duty.
After three weeks of going back to work, Frodo sniffed out a major drug bust at the prison.
Tugwell will receive an award for saving Frodo’s life. He said even though Frodo’s mouth was smelly, he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again and save his life.
Source: The Sun