Fire rips through a Labradoodle breeder’s home, killing 19 dogs but firefighters rescue nine puppies and resuscitate six adult animals with CPR
- Fire killed 19 dogs at a Labradoodle breeder’s home in Florida Thursday
- The blaze was caused by an air handler and contained to one room but smoke caused the death of the pooches
- Homeowner got some dogs out after flames broke out around 5.15am and some were already outside
- But she was thrilled when firefighters announced they’d pulled out nine puppies
- Rescuers also resuscitated six adults by giving them CPR
A fire has killed 19 dogs at a Labradoodle breeder’s Florida home, but rescue workers were able to save six pooches with CPR.
The inferno broke out around 5.15am Thursday on Bay Lake Road in Orlando and the heartbroken homeowner bawled after watching the animals perish in the house.
‘I saw these big huge flames, I mean huge, coming down the hallway and I just freaked out,’ homeowner Marcia Mobley told ClickOrlando. ‘My dogs are gone. Most of them are gone.’
Firefighters pulled out nine puppies alive from a house fire in Florida Thursday and saved the lives of six adult dogs by giving them CPR
Some of the dogs were already outside the house when the blaze began
However there were 19 fatalities in what was mainly a smoke event inhalation. The actual fire was contained to one room and was caused by an air handler. A rescuer is seen carrying one dog out
She managed to save some of the animals but thankfully several were already outside at the time of the fire.
Firefighters got nine puppies out of the house okay but six adult canines had to be brought back to life.
Rescuers were seen on video giving the pooches help breathing and warming up their bodies.
The Orange County Fire Rescue District Fire Chief praised his team for their work.
‘We actually started CPR on the dogs,’ Chief Thomas Veal said. ‘We gave them oxygen and kind of rubbed them to get their blood flowing again and our crews did an amazing job.’
Firefighters are seen giving one of the animals oxygen and helping to warm it up with a blanket
The homeowner, Marcia Mobley, got some dogs out after flames broke out around 5.15am
Homeowner said: ‘I am so thrilled when they said we got nine babies. I thought they were dead’
The fire chief said his crew did an ‘amazing job’ saving the dogs and they’re expected to survive
The fatalities were mostly caused by smoke inhalation and rescuers said there was significant smoke damage done to the property.
But the actual fire was contained to one room and was caused by an air handler.
The dog breeder of 20 years has worked with Orange County School Board Chair and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and described the emotional moment she heard some of her furry friends had survived.
‘I am so thrilled when they said we got nine babies. I thought they were dead,’ Mobley said.
‘With the smoke inhalation, I just knew they were gone and he said, “We got nine babies.” I said, “Oh, my God”.’
The dogs that pulled through were taken to John Young Animal Hospital and a veterinarian said they are expected to be okay.
The dogs that pulled through were taken to John Young Animal Hospital