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Arizona Republic: 30 Dogs Rescued from Phoenix House Fire

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • AHS' Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ assisted the Phoenix Fire Department with a rescue of 30 dogs during a house fire rescue on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Family members were able to take some of the dogs, and AHS took the remaining 23 dogs to AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™.
  • Upon arrival at AHS' trauma hospital, all of the puppies were treated for exposure to smoke and were kept in an oxygen kennel overnight, they were monitored for 24 hours and had eyes flushed with eye rinse solution, as well as bathed to remove smoke odor from their coats. We are happy to report that all of these pups are currently bright, alert and responsive and currently have no health concerns.
  • The 14 adult Chihuahuas rescued are being cared for by AHS' Project Assist program, which provides temporary shelter for pets whose owners experience an emergency.
  • The nine Chihuahua puppies rescued have been surrendered to AHS and will continue treatment in our trauma hopsital until they are healthy enough to stay with an AHS Foster Hero before going up for adoption.

Arizona Republic

14 dogs, 9 puppies pulled from Phoenix house fire Kimberly Rapanut, The Republic | June 3, 2018
Nine puppies are on the road to recovery — and a new home — after being pulled from a flaming home in Phoenix on Thursday. The Arizona Humane Society helped fire officials rescue the puppies, as well as 14 adult Chihuahuas, after a house ignited near Hermoso Park. Two other dogs and one puppy died in the fire, according to Bretta Nelson, a Humane Society spokeswoman. The rescued animals were taken to the Humane Society's trauma hospital to be treated for smoke exposure. As of Sunday afternoon, four adult dogs and all of the puppies remained at the hospital, Nelson said. The puppies, who range from 4 to 6 weeks old, were surrendered to the Humane Society, Nelson said. After they recover, they will stay in foster homes until they are old enough to be adopted. The adult Chihuahuas will be admitted to the Humane Society as part of its Project Assist program, which provides temporary shelter for pets when their owners experience an emergency. Nelson said they will return to their owner within the next week. About half a million pets are affected annually by fires, according to the United States Fire Administration.