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Puppy fights for life after Fort Lauderdale house fire

Sweet Pea remains in intensive care at animal hospital

Sweet Pea is in serious condition at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists after being rescued from a house fire in Fort Lauderdale.
Sweet Pea is in serious condition at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists after being rescued from a house fire in Fort Lauderdale. (Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A puppy that was rescued from a Fort Lauderdale house fire Monday morning remains in intensive care at an animal hospital.

Doctors from Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists are treating the 9-month-old puppy named Sweet Pea, who was rescued from a fire in the 1800 block of Southwest 22nd Street.

Jason Hall said his neighbors were able to rescue Sweet Pea before firefighters arrived, but his other two dogs were killed.

Sweet Pea was taken to Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists, where she was treated for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.

Doctors said Sweet Pea's prognosis is serious.

"We're very thankful for the actions of the good Samaritans and the firefighters, as we were able to give Sweet Pea a good chance at survival," Dr. Lynel Tocci said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they cope with the loss of their other two other dogs and the devastation of the fire."

Tocci said the next several days will likely determine Sweet Pea's fate.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help Hall pay for his pet's medical expenses. 


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