FDNY saves woman, dog on way to another call


QUEENS, N.Y., (Aug. 22, 2014) – Dr. Adam Eatroff, a board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist, examines Charlie at BluePearl in Queens. (BluePearl photo)

QUEENS, N.Y., (Aug. 22, 2014) – Firefighters from FDNY Ladder 138 and Engine 289 rescued a woman and her dog Thursday evening while responding to another call in Queens.

According to firefighters, the crew of Ladder 138 was responding to a water main break when they turned onto 43rd Avenue. Passersby flagged down the ladder truck to help a woman and her dog, who had just been hit by a truck while riding on a bicycle.

Once the woman was given emergency care and placed in an ambulance, members from Ladder 138 took the 5-month-old Pomeranian puppy named Charlie to BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Queens.20140822_082340-53f7a1795fc12

BluePearl doctors stabilized Charlie and are providing supportive care and pain management. X-rays identified multiple fractures and plans are underway to raise funds for lifesaving surgery later this weekend through the local pet charity, Frankie’s Friends.

Donations can be made by clicking here. BluePearl will match 25 percent of all donations for Charlie’s care.

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,700 people including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and 20140822_082451most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.