When Laurie Kay put her face over Benny the boxer's jowls last month and administered life-saving CPR she looked like a hero. It takes a brave individual to smooch up on a dog.
Turns out most people would do the same for their pet puppy or kitty.
More than half of pet owners -- 58 percent -- said they would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on an injured pet, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll. More dog owners would volunteer their efforts than cat owners -- 63 percent to 53 percent -- and women are more likely than men to do it, 65 percent to 50 percent respectively.
It's a good thing so many people are willing to do it, too, because the poll makes it seem like America's pets are in constant danger.
Eleven percent have a pet that has been hit by a car; 25 percent give their animals table scraps, which is apparently a dangerous habit.
Petside.com details even more of the dangers that are putting your dog and cat at risk.