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Man Honored After Saving His Neighbor's Dog

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of NewsChannel 5's own has been honored for saving the life of his neighbor's dog by giving her CPR.

Jason Baggett was presented with a certificate of heroism from the local chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Saturday morning at CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin.

Baggett said he was at home a couple of weeks ago, when he heard a noise coming from his neighbor's yard. He walked next door and said he saw two dogs involved in a struggle. He recognized his neighbor's dog, Addison and quickly intervened.

On closer inspection, one dog had gotten its tooth caught in Addison's collar and was slowly choking her to death. Baggett freed the two dogs but Addison remained lifeless. He said that's when he decided to perform mouth to nose resuscitation on her.

"If the dog's not breathing and her tongue's hanging out of her mouth we can't really go downhill from here so it's worth trying," said Jason Baggett, the Weekend Morning Producer for NewsChannel 5 Network. "I would hope someone would attempt to do that for my dogs too."

Addison and her owner were both present at the ceremony.

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