When West Hartford K9 Officer Tom Lazure responded to 99 Norwood Road just after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, the family member who greeted him was frantic.
Harry, the family’s 10-year-old Shih Tzu, could not breathe. He was choking on a raw hide lodged in his mouth.
So Officer Lazure does what he would do in any life-threatening situation -- he performed first aid.
Using a modified version of the Heimlich maneuver, Lazure applied pressure to the dog’s rib cage.