A mail carrier is being credited with saving a dog's life after rescuing him from a burning home.
Jo Amerson was on her normal mail route when she noticed smoke coming from the Pearce family residence in Evans City, Pennsylvania.
Flames were engulfing the car parked next to the mobile home and the fire was spreading quickly. Fearing the family was inside, Jo knocked on the door and called out. When no one answered she broke the trailers windows to see inside.
She then managed to open the back door and found an unconscious dog on the floor. Pulling the dog outside she performed CPR on him and he came to.
Cindy Pearce and 3-year-old daughter, Casey, had left just 10 minutes earlier to go to a doctor's appointment and were not at home.
The shepherd-lab mix Diesel is doing well and Cindy and her husband Drew are relieved Jo managed to save their dog.
"I'm just glad she found him because he likes to hide," said Drew Pearce. Jo is modest about saving Diesel's life and said, "It’s all in a day’s work. I did whatever everyone would do. It’s a life, whether it’s a dog, cat or any animal."