A dog and a cat were awarded yesterday by the ASPCA for their heroism.
Toby, a two year-old golden retriever, performed the Heimlich maneuver on his owner, Debbie Parkhurst. The Maryland native said she was choking on a apple when Toby knocked her to the ground and repeatedly jumped on her chest – until the apple popped out.
The Fourteen year-old cat named Winnie was awarded for saving her family from certain death when carbon monoxide filled their home.
As the Keesling family slept, a water pump in the basement malfunctioned, spreading the deadly gas. – Winnie nuzzled Cathy Keesling's ear and whined until the Indiana woman awoke – by that time both her husband and son were unconscious.
Both Toby and Winnie were rescues themselves. Toby was found in a dumpster when he was four weeks-old. Winnie was found under a barn at a week old.
The ceremony luncheon was held at The Rainbow Room inside Rockefellar Center in NYC.
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