Skip to comments.Live to bark another day: Firefighters rescue Doberman from College Station house fire
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."
Pictures! We need pictures of this righteous animal!
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.
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