A month after firefighters rescued little Phoenix from a fire which left him unconscious and badly burned, he is now recovering well in his foster home. Phoenix’s foster mom is a registered veterinary technician which served her well since she needed to change his bandages regularly and monitor him carefully for lung complications. Here is a new photo of Phoenix:
Original Story 2/25/11:
The Oakland Fire Department responded to a house fire this morning in North Oakland at 10am. They responded with four engines, one truck and a Chief Battalion – a total of 21 fire fighters were on scene. They were told that a puppy was trapped inside the home. After a search of the interior, fire fighters discovered the 5 month old puppy unconscious in the basement. Batalion Chief Lipp stated that he saw the firefighters carry the puppy out of the home and that he “didn’t think the pupy was alive.” They set the puppy down on the lawn and began giving him oxygen. After a few minutes, the puppy, now named Phoenix, began to wag his tail! Phoenix has burns on his face and body and is suffering from smoke inhalation. However, the Friends of Oakland Animal Services is going to cover the cost of his care at VCA Veterinary Clinic and PETS Emergency. If you’d like to help Phoenix, please click here.