Firefighters rescue beagle puppy from burning Queens apartment
Duke’s white fur is stained but the 1-year-old beagle mix has no visible burns despite a close call when the Queens apartment building he lived in caught fire.
The puppy was home alone when the blaze began Tuesday morning, according to the FDNY. Firefighters pulled Duke from the apartment, but couldn’t find his owners. They ended up turning him over to animal abuse investigators with the NYPD.
“When we saw the dog, he was covered with soot and he was shaking,” according to Detective Tara Cuccias. “It was clear that he was in distress.”
Duke is now receiving emergency oxygen and is in treatment at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital where he is apparently responding well. He’ll be released after one more day of oxygen treatment. On March 23, Duke will celebrate his second birthday.
“Thanks to the quick action of the NYPD detectives, Duke has a much better chance of having a happy birthday,” said Dr. David Wohlstadter, a veterinarian with BluePearl. “He’s a lucky dog.”
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