Devoted owner saved her cat's life with CPR she learned from Holby City

Published Sunday, Sep 13 2015, 17:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We all love our pets. But one woman went above and beyond the call of duty when she found her kitten strangled on a clothes airer.

From watching Holby City, Kim Tucker had learned life-saving CPR and used the show's advice to save Squishy.

The 45-year-old, from Crystal Palace, South London, brought the 14-week-old kitten back to life by rubbing her tiny heart and blowing air into her mouth.

Devoted owner saved her cat's life with CPR

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Kim is a self-professed telly addict

She told the Mirror: "I've never done any first aid training in my life but I watch a lot of Casualty and Holby City.

"Instinct just took over and I yanked her little mouth open and started blowing air into it, because that's what they do on the show.

"Then I started rubbing her heart to try and get it going and after what seemed like an eternity but was probably only 15 seconds, she seemed to start responding."

Thankfully, her pet is now doing fine.

"I am a complete telly addict. I love all my soaps and dramas. I never thought they'd come in handy like this.

"I've never saved anyone's life, I feel really proud of myself."

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