LIMA — A dog was saved from a fire on Lima’s South Pine Street this morning thanks to newly donated dog oxygen masks.
Lima Fire Department responded to the flames just before 9:15 a.m. at 705 S. Pine St., Lima. Cola, a yellow Labrador retriever, was removed from the fire, limp and unresponsive.
Linda Bailey, 44, who rents the house, was inconsolable when she saw the dog being carried out. Crying and screaming, she approached the lifeless dog. Firefighters worked for about five minutes on the dog, pumping oxygen into her through a mask, until they confirmed she was breathing.
“I’m so happy,” Bailey said, tears streaming down her face. “I’m just glad me and my kids are OK.”