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Fire crew rescues dog who was struck by a car

Rescued by fire crew
Photo credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7

A dog who was struck by a vehicle in Clearview, Wash., was quickly rescued thanks to a fire crew which happened to witness the traumatic scene, reported Friday's KOMO News.

On June 3, the fire crew from Mill Creek's Engine 76 was headed to their station when they saw the dog get hit. The individual who hit the dog, along with witnesses, had stopped to help.

The crew, consisting of Lieutenant Joe Basta and firefighters Jeff Chichester and Matt Suhayda, immediately sprang into action to help save her life. According to News of Mill Creek, it was apparent that the dog, who was thrown into a ditch, was seriously hurt and in pain.

The fire crew put the injured dog onto a backboard and carefully transported her to a nearby veterinary clinic for care. The dog's owner was located and was able to follow the transport to the Clearview Animal Hospital. Following treatment, the dog was released and she is recuperating from her injuries at home.

The fire crew stated:

We would like to express our gratitude to the Clearview Animal Hospital for the quick work they did to save the dog’s life. We would also like to thank the bystanders that assisted our crews.

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