Puppy Rescued by FDNY from Apartment Fire Being Treated at BluePearl

NEW YORK – Doctors and veterinary technicians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Queens are treating a puppy who was rescued from an apartment fire here Tuesday.

According to FDNY officials, firefighters responded to a fire on the sixth floor of the Pomonok Houses apartment complex located at 65-24 Parsons Boulevard in Queens and found several puppies inside of the burning building.

Firefighters from FDNY Engine 305 and Ladder 151 took one of the injured puppies, a female American Pit Bull Terrier, to BluePearl for emergency medical treatment.

The puppy is believed to be approximately two months old, had hair singed in the fire, and is being treated for smoke inhalation with oxygen.

If no owner comes forward by the time medical treatment is completed, support staff from BluePearl will attempt to find the puppy a home.

According to FDNY officials, several puppies died in the fire and two additional puppies were taken to another local animal hospital.

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.


Date: Dec. 11, 2012