Dog Owner Reunites with Dog Thought Dead in Apartment Fire

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Photo credit: WPRI 12
Photo credit: WPRI 12


On May 5, 2015, a multi-family building in Woonsocket, R.I, caught on fire. The residents escaped the deadly fire but lost it all, and one family even thought they had lost their three-year old Pit bull named Blu, but that wrenching feeling of heartbreak changed when firefighters pulled the dog alive from the burning building.

Tears of happiness came rolling down Blu’s owner’s eyes after firefighters brought the Pit bull to safety. Just a few minutes before, rescue workers had informed the pet’s owner the dog perished in the blaze. Firefighters had not been able to locate the pet and suspected the worse, but after searching the residence again, firefighters found the pet taking cover from the flames.

Photo credit: WPRI 12
Photo credit: WPRI 12


Blu did not escape unharmed. He suffered burns throughout his body that left patches of missing fur and some other spots were just raw, exposed skin. Even though Blu was in extreme pain – and in any other situation a pet in distress would be expected to attack as a protective measure – Blu was extremely docile. He was thankful to have been rescued.

The Pit bull was transported to a veterinary clinic where he is being cared for and is expected to make a full recovery.

55 thoughts on “Dog Owner Reunites with Dog Thought Dead in Apartment Fire”

  1. He made it thru the fire, then died from heart failure? Where did you read that? If true, just heart breaking 🙁


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