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Dog severely burned in devastating fire and the outpouring of love that followed

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In late November, a dog named "Sadie," survived a devastating fire which destroyed her family's Bluff City, Tenn., home and left her fighting for her own life.

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According to WBIR News, Sadie is believed to have passed out during the blaze and her body was discovered among the ashes two days later.

Tri-County Veterinary Hospital led the effort to drum up funds for Sadie's high veterinary costs; their initial plea for help read:

We are treating this dog but her expenses far exceed this family's ability to pay (all they have a debit card provided by the Red Cross.) So I'm reaching out to all the caring people I know for help...both with Sadie's medical bills and to help this family whose entire life went up in smoke get back on their feet.

Much as been accomplished in the weeks since Sadie was first found among the ashes of her home.

Thanks to generous donors, Sadie received top-notch veterinary care which allowed her to overcome much of her initial, severe wounds. After being taken to the University of Tennessee Veterinary School for specialized treatment, Sadie was able to return to her family during the first week of December.

As of Dec. 14, Tri-County Veterinary Hospital announced that nearly $7,000 had been raised on Sadie's behalf.

The veterinary hospital stated:

Even with all bills current, we have close to $2,000 in reserve for future needs for her eyes. If your heart (and budget) can still help Sadie, direct your amazing generosity to www.friendsandneighborsinc.com tagged to help Sadie's Family (or the Blackwell Family).

They added:

Right now what she and her family needs most is a place to live. They own a trailer ready site (the home that burned was a trailer)...and I think we can help get them that place to live. Sadie is well covered, financially. ..but she and her people need a roof over their heads. We have a fundraising target of $25,000.

Sadie's future is now bright, thanks to generous strangers and a veterinary hospital staff who cared enough to go above and beyond for an injured dog and her family.

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