A Fox Terrier-Jack Russell mix named Salty was hit by a car on a road in Australia. A delivery driver named Steve Hunter happened to drive by, carried Salty to the side of the road and tried to resuscitate him. Fortunately, Salty recovered and was treated at the Eureka Veterinary Hospital. Read more from The Courier:
Mr Hunter was making a plaster delivery when Salty, a Fox Terrier-Jack Russell cross, suddenly ran out of a driveway on Doveton Street and was clipped by an oncoming car.
Salty looked to be gone, but Mr Hunter thought otherwise.
He carried the dog to the side of the road, puckered up and, to use his words, “did the deed”.
“I gave him CPR, did the whole works. I pulled his jaws apart – and by the way he didn’t brush his teeth,” he said.
“I pulled them apart, I got as close as I could and I was blowing air in his throat and with one hand giving him CPR on his ribcage.
Thankfully, Salty took his chance and came around long enough for a trip to the Eureka Veterinary Hospital where he was cared for by surgical veterinarian Albert Lim.
The lucky five-year-old pooch is doing fine now, comparatively, with a few cuts to the head and a fractured pelvis.