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Live to bark another day: Firefighters rescue Doberman from College Station house fire ^ | February 1, 2014 | ANDREA SALAZAR

Posted on 02/27/2014 10:40:29 AM PST by Altariel

Zeus was on the living room couch when the fire broke out.

That's where firefighters found the unconscious, adult male Doberman when they entered a home in the 600 block of Hartford Drive off Victoria Road in College Station Friday and immediately provided him with oxygen.

He was taken to the Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center for treatment for smoke inhalation and will remain there for at least one night, said Dr. Brittany Frank, the veterinarian on his case.

While Zeus has improved since arriving at the medical center and is able to walk on his own, Frank said he's not out of the woods yet.

He has signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, is receiving oxygen through a tube in his nose, is taking pain medication and was given plenty of fluids to combat shock, Frank said.

First responders were called to the scene at 1:20 p.m. to find heavy smoke coming from a front room in the home.

No one was inside at the time except for Zeus.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 2 p.m. and were able to contain the fire damage to the master bedroom and the attic space above the room, according to a press release from the College Station Fire Department. There was smoke damage throughout the home, however, displacing three roommates.

While it's believed that the fire started in the master bedroom, College Station fire marshals are investigating what caused it.

As for Zeus, Frank described him as a "sweetheart" who has been very well-behaved. He will be monitored for infections and will slowly be weaned off oxygen over the next few days.

"Kudos to firefighters for getting oxygen on Zeus right way," Frank said. "That makes a huge difference."

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: doberman; dobermanpinscher; dog; doggieping

1 posted on 02/27/2014 10:40:29 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Joe 6-pack; Salamander

Doggie ping!

2 posted on 02/27/2014 10:41:02 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Pictures! We need pictures of this righteous animal!

3 posted on 02/27/2014 10:50:59 AM PST by doberville
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4 posted on 02/27/2014 10:55:48 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Altariel

Thank goodness!

5 posted on 02/27/2014 10:57:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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6 posted on 02/27/2014 11:02:55 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: doberville

7 posted on 02/27/2014 11:07:06 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: doberville
From the Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center Facebook Page:
" Zeus was re-examined by Dr. Lindsay Voge today for changes in his personality and coughing. Based on his physical exam and chest x-rays, Zeus appears to be coughing up soot inhaled during the fire. However, it appears that Zeus is showing signs of possible brain injury secondary to carbon monoxide toxicity, called Delayed Neurologic Syndrome. Treatment for this condition consists of supportive care and time. A few of my wonderful staff members wanted to do what they can to help. They have started a fundraiser for Zeus. We are asking if Zeus and his family has touched your heart in anyway please drop by a donation. Your donation can consist of monetary contributions to Zeus's recovery, gift cards to local stores, or every day necessities. All donations can be brought to Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center during business hours. Please share this post so we can help Zeus's family!

Delayed Neurologic Syndrome in humans can take up to a year for recovery. Please help Zeus's family make his full recovery possible."

There are a couple of nice pictures of Zeus there in the Vet Clinic, but I cant seem to get them to post.

8 posted on 02/27/2014 11:22:10 AM PST by GregoTX (Keep Calm and Cruz On)
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