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Firefighters Rush Into Burning Home To Rescue Dog — Then Save His Life Using CPR

 They came back later to visit — and he was so excited to say thanks.

Pets are more than simply animals; they are true part of our families, and we would do anything to keep them safe. Fortunately, this fire department's brave first responders agree. 

On Monday, workers from Washington state's Snohomish County Fire District 7 were called to a burning house. When they arrived, they were informed that the family's dog, Sampson, had died. 

First responders rushed to Sampson's aid, knowing he would perish in the smoke-filled house.

“Firefighters swiftly forced entrance into the home to begin their initial search,” according to a release from the department. “Crews were able to track down the dog and bring him out to the driveway where the medics were.” 

Sampson was unresponsive, but rescuers were not about to give up on him. And, happily, their efforts were rewarded. 

Rescuers watched as Sampson recovered consciousness after performing CPR and using a specific kit for providing oxygen to dogs. 

Following his horrific ordeal, Sampson was transported to a veterinarian for an evaluation. He was found to be in good enough health to be released the same day. 

And the dog was well aware of who was to blame.

Crews returned to the property a few hours after Sampson was rescued and the house fire was out to look for hot areas that could rekindle. The dog whose life they had rescued earlier was there to greet them, and he couldn't have been happier to see them. 

Sampson's expression says it all.