Firefighters rescue mama Husky and seven puppies trapped in house fire

When they heard the howls, it became a race against time.

A body camera recording caught on tape a tense episode where first responders heard dog noises coming from inside a burning house in Glendale, Arizona.

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And as they rushed to save the life of the dog, they would soon find out that there was more than they thought.

As officers rushed to douse the flames, they heard barking coming from inside the house.

They traced where the sounds were coming from and it led them into the house’s garage. As they came closer, they started hearing high-pitched squeals and squeaks of help.

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Unable to open the garage door, they took a shovel and pried it open. Smoke quickly whiffed out of the sealed room and a husky bolted out to safety.

With a quick scan of the area, they found that there were puppies inside.

The garage was already hazy with all the smoke when they opened the door so there was a good chance that these puppies were running out of oxygen.

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Not only that, the fire was beginning to spread towards that area of the house. To make matters worse, they don’t know how many and where the puppies were.

One of the officers carried one of the puppies to safety.

Meanwhile, in another body camera recording, an officer barged deeper into the garage. The video showed that the far wall of the room has already caught fire so time was definitely of the essence.

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He took the mother husky’s food bowl and placed the puppies inside so it will be easier for them to be evacuated. When they made it to safety, they placed the puppies together and massaged each of them to stimulate breathing.

Unfortunately, one of the puppies was still gasping for air.

Their fragile bodies and small organs might have been overwhelmed by the disaster but good thing the officers were equipped with the proper tools.

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They took out a bell-shaped mask that was specifically designed for snouts. This tool was made for residential pets as they are more susceptible to asphyxiation due to house fires.

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Unlike humans who can crawl out to safety, animals, most especially pets, run deeper into the house and settle inside corners or isolated places. Instead of saving themselves, they inadvertently put themselves in greater danger.

They were all given the medical treatment they needed.

The doctor who treated the dogs said to Inside Edition that they were “doing fantastic” and were nursing on their mom very well. Unfortunately, one of the puppies did not make it. The others were breathing normally and were alert after the diagnosis.

There are several ways to keep your pet safe from house fires. According to the ASPCA, pet owners should train their pets when it comes to evacuation routes. Any fire source that can be set off by pets by accident should also be protected.

Pet owners are also encouraged to place a rescue alert sticker in a place that’s accessible to first responders like the front porch. It should show how many and what types of pets are living with you.

Watch how a team of firefighters thought of a creative way to save a husky’s puppies from a fire.

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