Puppies rescued from barn fire

Barn fire
(Last Updated On: September 5, 2016)
The fire service were called to reports of a barn fire at Bovey Tracey today.

One fire appliance from Bovey Tracey, one from Moretonhampstead, one from Newton Abbot and the Water Carrier from Torquay were mobilised to the incident at 14:41.

Five two day old puppies were also rescued, sadly three puppies died at the scene, the other 2 were treated with oxygen therapy. The mother escaped unharmed.

The fire service were able to give oxygen therapy using their new kit from the Smokey Paws charity. The kit was recently donate by KONGCompany. The specially designed masks will give the puppies an increased chance of survival. Newton Abbot fire station received the equipment last month.

The puppies are now at the vets. It is hoped that they will make a full recovery.

A spokesperson for Newton Abbot fire station posted on Social media:
“We have only had this vital kit for a few weeks and it’s paid off already, and hopefully will save many more loved pets in the future,”


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