According to the norwichbulletin.com, the South Killingly Fire Department responded to a house fire at Squaw Rock Road in Killingly early Wednesday morning and were able to save a mother dog and four of her puppies.
The two-alarm fire brought additional help from other fire departments in Brooklyn, Plainfield, Oneco and Sterling. There were no humans in the house at the time; the owners of the home were in the process of moving.
Firemen found the mother dog and five very young Labrador retriever puppies. The puppies were administered oxygen and cuddled up on one of the stretchers in the first aid vehicle. Sadly, one puppy succumbed to smoke inhalation.
The house was heavily damaged and authorities predict it is a total loss.
According to wfsb.com, the dogs' owner, Tyra Bergstrom, 16, watched as the fire crew tried to rescue her dogs. Williamsville Fire Firefighter Edwin Lisboa said all of the dogs were having trouble breathing, and he administered CPR while getting the animals out of the burning house.
Check out the photos of the fire and of the rescued puppies taken by Eyewitness News by visiting the Facebook page of the South Killingly Fire Department. Please express a few words of thanks for a job well-done to all of the fire companies who helped.
Check out the photo of EMT personnel administering oxygen to one of the puppies while the mother dog watched.
The family's cats are still reported to be missing. Let's hope they made it out to safety.
Many thanks to the brave firemen who continually renew our faith in humanity because of all the brave deeds they do - both for humans and animals.
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