Devastating End For Leah, The Dog Rescued in Texas fire

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Dog rescued in Texas has died

“OMG…Can’t see for tears!!. That’s it, not posting any more tonight in honour of Leah…I was only writing about her the other day, cried then too, due to the fire–fighters efforts to keep her alive! The fire-fighters worked so hard & seemed to get her breathing again, I can’t begin to imagine their grief, along with the family’s!”

“My heart is heavy with pain, I don’t even know the dog, but I get attached just through writing about them! But, its time for Leah to run free & wild just like she did when she was a puppy. Once over Rainbow’s Bridge, she will have no pain, only pleasure & she will see all your friends too. Plus when it’s time her family will be re-united with her, for lots of cuddles…God Bless you sweet heart, you will be missed by so many & never forgotten, especially by the fire-fighters that tried to save you…I bet their shedding tears too!  R.I.P Leah xxx”

The heart-warming tale of a dog rescued by Arlington, Texas fire-fighters has turned tragic.

According to Wednesday’s publication ofWFAA News, the dog, named “Leah,” who was saved from a fire thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team of fire-fighters, has since passed away.

Initially, the prognosis for the dog’s recovery was promising.

Fire-fighters worked for an hour to revive the dog who was trapped inside of a house which was engulfed in flames.

But the damage to the dog’s body proved too much and she died on Sunday as a result.

Another pet, a cat, also died in the devastating blaze.

Those who learned of the fire-fighters  efforts were touched by their compassion and dedication to the ailing dog – Leah’s untimely death does not take away from their heroic efforts.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/devastating-end-for-dog-rescued-texas

 

Amazing Effort By Fire Fighters Saves Leah’s Life

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“I have so much admiration for these fire fighters, not just because they save people, but they risk their own lives to do so!. Happily on this occasion’s all fire fighters were safe, but the family dog, left in the burning house was not. That is until these guys did their all…for a dog….their motto should be  ‘If it breath’s, it leaves’…sadly the cat didn’t make it but I’m sure the owners will be overjoyed that those fire-fighters fought for their dog, Leah‘s life too! God bless & keep them all safe! Sorry you will have to follow the link below to see the video, but it’s worth it!

It was a miraculous rescue, out of a burning house came a fire-fighter with a limp dog in his arms.  But these well prepared fire-fighters do not give up easily, and after an hour of life saving effort, they were rewarded when Leah raised her head.  The fire, which struck a home in Arlington Texas when the owner was not home, was being battled the whole time rescuers were attempting to revive the poor pooch who had been trapped inside.

 

It wasn’t easy, ”They went through five bottles of oxygen on her, probably three- to four breathing treatments, the same treatment we administer to humans,” said Arlington Fire Department spokesman Lt. Kevin Seeton.

However every battalion chief’s car and on every ladder truck s equipped with a pet oxygen mask, which proved vital in saving Leah.  No one ever gave up, petting her and coaxing back, even giving her a gentle poke in the eye, to which she blinked, giving them continued hope.

“It’s a great feeling to see these big, burly fire-fighters all gathered around working on a small dog, trying to get it back to life,” said Seeton. Sadly, it was not all good news as the family cat unfortunately did not survive the blaze.  But seeing Leah recover eased the heartbreak for the fire-fighters and for Leah’s owner.  Leah is expected to make a full recovery.

Video & News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/10/amazing-effort-by-fire-fighters-saves-leahs-life/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

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