His question is almost immediately answered: Two firefighters carry out a pair of lifeless Pit Bulls and drop them on the front lawn.
The dog dad and a firefighter try to revive the dog and puppy by vigorously petting them, to no avail. But when a firefighter places his oxygen mask over each of their faces, both dogs wake up. The adult dog wags his tail.
They manage to stand up, and the puppy begins to wobble around. “Walk it off!” the firefighter shouts to the dazed little pooch.
This amazing scene, captured in the new documentary “BURN: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit,” by filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, has gone viral this week.
According to the official website, the film “is a character-driven documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroiters who are on the front lines, trying to rescue and rebuild it. ‘BURN’ will follow the firefighters, the men and women charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.”
“BURN” received plenty of accolades when it premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in April. Donations to help the filmmakers complete the film for release can be made via the “BURN” website.
While the firefighter was fortunately able to use a human-sized oxygen mask to resuscitate the dogs, specially designed masks for pets have saved the lives of many animals. PetMask.com, a website started by Monica Plumb when she was only 10 years old, raises money to purchase these devices for fire departments.