Originally posted on PETA.org 

Helmet cameras captured the emotional moments as volunteer firefighters quickly pulled the animals to safety and worked to save their lives.

When the Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue team was called to a house fire this month, they were relieved to see that it looked like no one was home. But their relief quickly faded when  next-door neighbors alerted the rescue team about two dogs and a cat trapped inside. One of the dogs, Roxy, was found buried under a pile of broken furniture, covered in debris, and barely clinging to life. Firefighter Paul McNeely’s helmet camera captured what happened next:

The cat, unfortunately, did not pull through. But PETA, the animals’ grateful guardians, and certainly Roxy and Daisy, will be forever grateful to the rescuers for saving the dogs’ lives.

Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue team

PETA arranged the happy reunion between Roxy and Daisy and their rescuers, and presented the squad with an award.

Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue team saves dogs, firefighters save dogs

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