A little white fluffy dog was able to wag its tail again thanks to Dallas Fire-Rescue personnel who saved its life at the scene of a house fire in southeast Dallas on Thursday morning.
Fire crews arrived at the house in the 2500 block of Hooper Street at 11:21 a.m. and found the back part of the house on fire. While searching for victims, Engine 6 driver Matt Winkelvoss heard barking.
He found one dog that was dead and another that he carried outside to paramedics Larry Coleman and Noe DelCampo.
“It was totally limp,” Mr. Winkelvoss said. “I didn’t even think it was alive.”
Mr. Coleman and Mr. DelCampo were able to use a specialized oxygen mask for animals to revive the dog. After about 15 minutes of oxygen therapy, the dog regained consciousness.
Mr. Coleman said that in the year and a half he’s been with the department, it’s the first time he’s ever been able to save an animal on the job.
“After the dog revived, it started walking around and it recognized its owner,” he said. “I know they were happy to see their animal.”