Man Performs CPR On Puppy After Saving Six From River

This is the moment a man gives CPR to a tiny puppy after diving into a swollen river to rescue six dogs that had been swept away.

The incident took place at the River Cakirlar in the district of Efeler in the south-western Turkish province of Aydin when 30-year-old Feyyaz Safak heard the frightened dogs yelping from his nearby place of work.

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He reportedly jumped into the swollen river and saved six of the eight drowning puppies under the grateful gaze of their mummy dog, called Ceylan.

Safak, who works on a nearby farm, rescued the puppies with the help of a friend after they were swept into the swollen river during a period of heavy rainfall.

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The 6 saved puppies out of 8

When he realised that some of the puppies were apparently unresponsive, he performed CPR to revive them.

Meanwhile, Ceylan was licking her sodden puppies as soon as they were placed on safe ground.

Safak told local media: “I was feeding the animals on the farm when all of a sudden heavy rain started to fall.

“The river overflowed and while I was working I heard a dog barking and the cries of small puppies.

“Me and my friend followed the sounds and saw the dogs being swept along the river.

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Feyyaz Safak after the rescue operation shows the location

“I immediately jumped in to help. It was really difficult, but with the help of my friend we managed to get the puppies out of the river, one by one.

“The mummy dog was frantic and running around. We brought some of the unresponsive puppies back to life with CPR.

“Anyone with a heart would have done the same thing. I have two kids and I thought of them as I was saving the dogs. They are living creatures too.”


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Story By: Sibel AbdiuSub-EditorJoseph Golder,Agency: Asia Wire Report


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