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Pet owner relives moment her dog suffered a heart attack after being startled by a drone

Pet owner relives the ‘gut-wrenching’ moment her dog suffered a heart attack when he was startled by a DRONE – before she saved the staffie’s life using CPR

  • Annaleis Martin, 33, said she was walking along when a drone startled her dog
  • Her dog ran then suddenly collapsed likely due to the high frequency sound 
  • She performed CPR on the staffie Ash who lived and is now at home recovering 

A pet owner has spoken about how she saved her beloved pet dog’s life using CPR.

Annaleis Martin, 33, was walking her dog Ash along the water near Blue Bay Beach, south of Perth, when the pooch became frightened and ran away from a drone flying overhead.

The dog suffered a heart attack and Ms Martin watched in horror as Ash fell to the ground and lay unresponsive in the sand.

Annaleis Martin, 33, (pictured) was walking her beloved dog Ash (pictured) along the coastline near Blue Bay Beach, an hour south of Perth, when the pooch became frightened and ran away from a drone flying overhead

‘I sprinted over to find her gums white and couldn’t find a pulse,’ Ms Martin told The West. 

Ms Martin then began performing CPR through chest compression and opened the dog’s mouth before finally weak heart beat returned.

‘It was the most gut-wrenching and distressing experience for her and I,’ Ms Martin said. 

Ms Martin has travelled around the country with her beloved staffie in her trusty Landcruiser.

The heart attack was likely due to a condition known as Exercise-Induced Ventricular Arrhythmia that Ms Martin believes was set off as a result of the high frequency sound from the drone. 

Ms Martin said she believed most drone users do their best to follow the rules but they also needed to consider their impact on animals. 

The heart attack was due to a condition known as Exercise-Induced Ventricular Arrhythmia that Ms Martin believes was set off as a result of the high frequency sound from the drone

The heart attack was due to a condition known as Exercise-Induced Ventricular Arrhythmia that Ms Martin believes was set off as a result of the high frequency sound from the drone

‘My only hope is that in pursuit of their pretty pictures, recreational drone users spare a thought for the innocent animals they might inadvertently be affecting,’ she said. 

The dog owner previously made an appearance on Channel Seven’s The Big Adventure. 

Ms Martin said she deliberately chose to shy away from the lime light after the show ended. 

Ms Martin has travelled around the country with her beloved staffie in her trusty Landcruiser

Ms Martin has travelled around the country with her beloved staffie in her trusty Landcruiser

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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