Woman in Pennsylvania rescues dog from house fire and performs CPR to save its life
A woman in Pennsylvania has been praised as a hero after she rescued a dog from a burning home on Friday morning.
Jo Amerson, a mail carrier, was doing her route when she saw the flames coming out of the home.
She kicked in the doors and windows and ran into the house, on Pioneer Road, to see if anyone was trapped inside, however, she only came across the family dog Diesel unconscious on the floor.
The dog wasn’t breathing, so Amerson carried it outside and administered CPR to get it breathing again.
'It's all in a day's work,' Amerson told reporters. 'I did whatever everyone would do. It's a life, whether it's a dog, cat, or any animal.'
Cindy Pearce, the owner of Diesel, said to local news stations that she had left the home with her daughter before the fire began, to attend an appointment at the doctors.
Though they were extremely grateful that Diesel was rescued, the family are devastated as they lost everything in the fire, due to them not having any insurance.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.