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Neighbor steps in to help dog injured in tragic fire

Schroeder, who survived a house fire, is being treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Oklahoma City.

Schroeder, who survived a house fire, is being treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Oklahoma City.

MUSTANG, Okla. – In the wake of a fatal house fire in Mustang over the weekend, a neighbor is stepping forward to do the one thing she can to make things better: adopt the dachshund who survived the blaze.

“This little guy has lost everything and I just want to give him some peace and a good home,” said neighbor Amanda Estes.

Schroeder, the 7-year-old dachshund who survived the tragic fire, is being treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Oklahoma City.

Fire destroyed the home in Mustang early Saturday, killing one person inside, according to news reports. One person survived by climbing out a window.

Schroeder suffered multiple burns and smoke inhalation.  He has been receiving round-the-clock monitoring and care at BluePearl.

Dr. Jennifer Jaycox, one of the BluePearl veterinarians who is treating Schoeder, said the dachshund has been in an oxygen chamber to improve his breathing. He was taken off the oxygen for a time Sunday night, but went back on oxygen Monday morning.

He also is being treated for open burn wounds and has been receiving pain medication and other supportive care. In spite of what he has been through, his prognosis is good, Jaycox said.

“I think with appropriate supportive care Schroeder will do very well,” Jaycox said.

Estes is a neighbor who did not know Schroeder’s owner, but wanted to step forward and help. She has established a gofundme page to raise money for Schroeder’s care.

“He is an absolute love bug, and for the reassurance for the family, I want to give him a fighting chance,” Estes said.