Fire department starts fundraiser for injured dog

A dog was transported to a veterinarian hospital in critical condition after a fire.
Medics at the scene could be seen trying to save a dogs life.
Medics at the scene could be seen trying to save a dog’s life.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A fire department that rescued a dog critically injured in a mobile home fire Saturday is looking to help out the dog’s family. The Poe Fire Department set up an online fundraiser through and has been raising money to go toward the medical costs for the dog named Angel.

Firefighters battled the fire at a mobile home south of Fort Wayne. A firefighter noticed Angel in the back of the house, which is where the fire started. Once the dog was rescued, Angel was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Angel was barely breathing when she was brought out, according to the gofundme account. She suffered injuries from severe smoke inhalation. Anyone who would like to donate to Angel’s gofundme account, click here. 

At 10:42 a.m., multiple fire departments responded to Mill Road Estates located at 15001 Mill Road, which is north of Hoagland Road and west of U.S. Highway 27.

At first firefighters thought there may be more than one dog trapped inside the home, however they later learned there was only one dog.

Mill Road fire

Authorities said there were no other injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.




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