A police dog in Spain apparently has been trained to perform CPR.
In a video of a demonstration posted on Facebook by police in Madrid, Poncho sprang into action when his partner fell to the ground and pretended to be unresponsive. The dog’s actions mimic cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Esta es la "Heroica" actuación de nuestro #Compañerosde4Patas #Poncho de la Sección Canina de @policiademadrid, que no dudó ni un instante en "salvar la vida" del agente, practicando la #RCP de una manera magistral.- El perro es el único ser en el mundo que te amará más de lo que se ama a sí mismo- John Billings.-
Posted by Policía Municipal de Madrid on Monday, June 25, 2018
The dog repeatedly used its front paws to pound up and down on the officer’s chest while pausing to place its ear on the officer’s neck to detect a pulse. Poncho continued until the officer stood up.
Police wrote Poncho “did not hesitate for an instant” to save a life.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.