WATCH: Adorable floppy-eared, four-footed ‘life-saver’

2018-06-28 16:27

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Poncho the police dog to the rescue!

The police department in Madrid, Spain, set the internet abuzz when they shared a video of one of their dogs performing CPR on an officer who’d pretended to faint.

The clip, filmed during a training session, has had more than two million views since it was first shared on Twitter, reports.

Poncho took part in a first-aid awareness demonstration for primary school kids held at police headquarters in Madrid. In the video the eight-year-old cocker spaniel speeds to help the policeman after he’d pretended to pass out.

Poncho repeatedly jumps on the policeman’s chest to “restart” his heart, then holds his face close to the cop’s throat to check for breathing.

The talented pooch keeps performing CPR until the policeman “regains consciousness”.

“It was a heroic performance from Poncho, who didn’t hesitate in saving the life of an officer with perfect CPR,” the Madrid police force said on social media.

They added that while Poncho isn’t used to perform CPR in real life it was a fun way to demonstrate to kids how the procedure can save lives, reports.

Poncho’s real job is to sniff out explosives – he’s been trained to follow laser lights showing him where to search.

Watch the video here:


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