Author Kevin Hazzard worked as a paramedic for Grady Hospital in Atlanta for ten years. His job sent him into peoples’ homes to rescue them from overdoses, deliver babies, and treat gunshot wounds. He chronicles his stories in a new memoir, “A Thousand Naked Strangers.”

This excerpt from Hazzard's book pits he and his partner against an angry dog with a closed windpipe.

Hazzard shares a story from his new book about the time a call sent him to rescue not a man, but a dog in trouble.