San Antonio firefighter EMS Lt. Roger Fuentes examines a rescued puppy Tuesday, April 20, 2010.
Photo credit: AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen
SAN ANTONIO --
More than 12 dogs were rescued at a home that caught fire Tuesday morning on the city's West Side.
When firefighters arrived at 446 Glendale, they found six adult dogs, seven puppies and a turtle inside the residence.
Some of the puppies were trapped and suffered smoke inhalation. Firefighters administered CPR and gave some of the puppies oxygen. One of the puppies was unconscious but firefighters were able to revive it.
"The puppy that I saw that was not doing well is now wagging it's tail and moving around, so the guys did a really good job," said San Antonio Fire Department District Chief Mike Walsh.
Two puppies were taken to a veterinarian. The others were OK.
The owner of the pets would normally be issued a citation for having more than five dogs, but officials said considering the circumstances, they would give the resident a break. Officials do plan, though, on following up to make sure fewer dogs are living in the home.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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