Over 20 cats and dogs had to be rescued out of the burning building in the Anhui province on Thursday.

A video showed flames and black smoke emerging from the small store as the poor animals, trapped in cages, were pulled out.

A firefighter can be heard saying in the clip: ‘Move the pets outside first, prepare the fire hose.’ The heroes can then be seen pumping the unconscious dog’s chest before giving it oxygen from a respirator.

Luckily, they managed to bring it back to life. Many of the animals had inhaled a lot of smoke, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The firefighters can be seen cuddling with the adorable puppies and kittens after saving them.

 

 

 

 

Emergency services were alerted to the scene in Hefei city around 6am. The clip was posted by Anhui Fire-Service and has been watched over seven million times.

The clip was posted by Anhui Fire-Service and has been watched over seven million times.