Chagrin Valley dispatcher helps owner save choking dog

Dispatcher Marra of Chagrin Valley Dispatch
Dispatcher Marra of Chagrin Valley Dispatch((Source: Chagrin Valley Dispatch))
Updated: Feb. 27, 2021 at 2:25 PM EST
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CHAGRIN VALLEY, Ohio (WOIO) - A dog will live to see another day after a veterinarian employee turned Chagrin Valley dispatcher helped its owner save the life of her furry friend.

Dispatcher Marra took a frantic call Wednesday, Feb. 17. The caller told Dispatcher Marra that her dog was choking on a bone.

Luckily, the woman reached Dispatcher Marra, who has a history working at a veterinarian clinic.

Dispatcher Marra told the woman how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on a dog.

The dog was able to swallow the bone a few minutes later.

“While dispatchers are trained to handle human emergencies, most are not trained to handle animal emergencies,” Chagrin Valley Dispatch wrote in a post on their Facebook page. Dispatcher Marra was credited for doing everything she could to help someone in crisis.

Chagrin Valley Dispatch awarded Dispatcher Marra with a pawprint pin for going above and beyond her duty as a dispatcher.

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