On Tuesday I went to pick up Lucy (dog) and Merry (cat) from the vet’s. They both had had their teeth cleaned under general anesthetic. Wow, do they ever do a thorough job at Healing Paws!
Anyway, as I arrived there was a general feeling of excitement and anxiety in the clinic. An alarm had been going off for some time in the condo across the street where the staff knew there was a dog and indeed you could hear it yelping. Someone called 911, and very soon the fire department arrived. Lots of handsome, fit men poured out of the truck and proceeded to enter the condo through an upper storey window. Another fire truck also arrived (more calendar-worthy men descended) and then several police vehicles also arrived. The young (and not-so-young!) women in the clinic were gaping at all this going on and then Dr. Maya, one of the Healing Paws vets, went across the street to offer her services for the dog.
Shortly afterwards a firefighter brought in the dog, who was charred all around his face and bleeding from the mouth. The fireman said that a pot had been left on the stove and there was smoke everywhere. Likely the dog had been chewing at a door or something, trying to get out, but no one was sure why he looked charred. Maybe it was just smoke. It was very exciting and great that the dog got rescued from such a stressful situation.
Apparently this dog has been “rescued” several times by the locals, including the vet staff, as he often gets out of his yard and ends up in the street. He’s not a very friendly dog so this always poses a problem! Not sure what will happen to the little guy now, but I might find out more at Lucy and Merry’s follow-up visit next week.