Four three-week old Labrador Retriever puppies and their mom were rescued from a burning house in Killingly, Connecticut. Unfortunately, other animals in the said house did not make it out of the fire.
The fire broke out at a house in Squaw Rock Road a little after 5 in the morning on Wednesday. According to the state police, the incident was a two-alarm fire.
The house is one of the areas where no fire hydrants are located so they had to bring tankers. About 30,000 gallons of water were brought by shuttle – a method in which, you bring the water in, drop it off, then you go to a water source to fill it back up again.
No humans were home at the time of the fire. But it is heartbreaking to find out that quite a few animals were trapped.
The firefighters were able to rescue four 3-week-old black and yellow Lab puppies, and their mother, a Black Labrador Retriever. One adult Labrador, who is believed to be the father of the puppies died in the fire. Emergency officials tried to resuscitate the poor Lab with CPR but were unsuccessful.
Several cats also perished in the incident.
The Northeast Regional Animal Control goes back to the home to investigate.
Meanwhile, the rescued Labs are being taken care of by animal control.