CLINTON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — A puppy is fighting for its life after being rescued from a Clinton Township apartment fire on Wednesday night that left several pets trapped.
The Clinton Township Fire Department said firefighters quickly extinguished the flames at the Farmbrooke Manor apartments near 16 Mile and Groesbeck, but smoke filled the apartment and several animals were unable to escape .
Eleven pets eventually died in the smoky building, but the one that received life-saving treatment is currently in an oxygen chamber. After firefighters, paramedics and police administered CPR to the pup, he is now at the Macomb County Animal Shelter receiving treatment.
“Our firefighters always do their best when it comes to saving lives. Most of us are proud pet parents and it is always devastating to see these things happen. owner anguish weighs on you – the loss of pets and the toll it takes is often overlooked,” said Clinton Township Fire Chief Brian Fraley. emergency medical services and our local veterinarians do everything they can to save a pet’s life. When we are able to do that, it makes a terrible situation a little more tolerable.”
Shelter officials named the pup Phoenix. Like the mythical creature, they say they hope it will rise from the ashes with renewed youth to live again.
The shelter currently accepts donations for his care.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.