Days ago, an entire litter of puppies was saved by firefighters in Colleton County, South Carolina. The pups were discovered beneath a shed that was fully engulfed in flames in Jacksonboro.
In a news release, the fire department recounted the situation:
Engine 2 arrived to find the storage building well involved. They deployed two handlines to control the yard fire and the building fire. While firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, they heard a loud whining noise coming from the storage building. Upon investigation they found seven puppies under the burning building and rescued the pups. Firefighter-Paramedics moved the puppies to Fire-Rescue Medic 6 and began treating them for smoke inhalation.
All of the puppies managed to not only survive, but escape being burned. The homeowner had no idea that the puppies, born to a stray dog, were underneath the shed.
Colleton County Animal Services took custody of the puppies and then turned them over to a rescue organization. On Friday, the animal welfare agency said:
We are happy to report that all puppies spent the night with Officer Preacher and her family where they received baths, snuggles and some good food before resting in a safe place. They were transferred to a rescue group the next day, as they are very young and will require more care than we can provide at the shelter for several weeks. And on a very happy note, one of the fire fighters and his family are adopting 2 of the little pups when they are ready to leave their siblings.
According to the shelter, efforts are underway to try and catch the puppies’ feral mom.