Customs officers revive frozen puppy with resuscitation
Posted on January 29, 2010 under Industry News
A 6-week-old puppy was recently found nearly frozen at JFK Airport, causing customs officials to act quickly.
The pup was found in a jet’s cargo bay in poor dog health with another puppy after a call to authorities suggested the dogs might be drug mules, according to the New York Daily News.
Three U.S. customs officials found the dogs and quickly provided mouth to snout resuscitation on the puppy. Unfortunately, the puppy’s companion was already dead when the dogs were found.
"No matter how uncommon the call, CBP Officers are always willing and ready to assist," Robert Perez, director of field operations for the CBP in New York, told the news provider.
Officials have not been able to find the owner of the dog, which is currently being treated by a veterinarian for any other dog health complications it may have.
According to the American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals, animals should never be left alone in the cold for long periods of time as they have a greater risk of freezing to death.