The revived rabbit is doing well. (Courtesy photo)
WACO (June 19, 2013)--Steve Meadows, owner of Meadows Rental in Waco, had no idea he would use what he learned in his CPR classes to save the life of a baby bunny.
Meadows was getting ready to clean his pool Friday night when he noticed something moving in the water, gasping for air.
He said he first thought it was a frog, then a rat but as he got closer he noticed it was a bunny.
Shortly after, it stopped gasping and Meadows reached for his pool net.
“It was unresponsive when I took it out. In CPR classes they teach you that with small children to turn them upside-down. I first did that hoping to clear the water out of its lungs,” Meadows said.
He then started compressing its small chest for five to 10 minutes.
Meadows continued to nurture the bunny and clean it.
After about an hour, Dallas, named by his daughter, became more responsive and eventually came to fully recover.
The former Marine says he did not realize just how the former CPR classes would come in handy, but he is glad they did.
Dallas is now inside the house serving as the new family pet.