Risking his own life, Woodbury raced into the fire-engulfed house to try to retrieve the 4-year-old German shepherd mix he'd adopted as a rescue. Because of the heat and blinding smoke, it took him several attempts - but on the third, he finally emerged with Ditch draped in his arms.
Woodbury immediately began to perform CPR on his dog, keeping him alive until paramedics arrived with oxygen to revive him.
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Ditch was rushed to a veterinary hospital where he's said to now be in stable condition - a remarkable outcome only made possible by his owner's dedication to saving his life. And although so much was destroyed in the fire, none of that seems to matter to Woodbury as he was able to recover what matters most.
"I've lost all of my kitchen, all of my appliances, my laundry, my furniture, but it's my dog," he says. "That's the important thing."