Good News Notes:
“A West Michigan fire department is crediting special animal oxygen masks with helping them save a German shepherd rescued from a burning home.
The dog, named Ace, was pulled unresponsive from a house in the 600 block of South Dangl north of Apple Avenue.
Muskegon Charter Township firefighters used special masks donated by the Animal Clinic of Muskegon to then give oxygen to the 95-pound dog.
Muskegon Township firefighters said the dog was beginning to come around as they carried him on a blanket to a car. The dog’s owner then took him to a veterinarian for further treatment.
Firefighters responded to the fire just before noon on Friday, Feb. 18 and found heavy fire at the home’s rear and billowing smoke.
Firefighters were told that all people were out of the house, but a dog was trapped inside.
They soon saw Ace after he came close to a second-story bedroom window. Firefighters put up a ladder but they could not get the dog to come to them.
Soon after, firefighters in full gear with breathing apparatus entered the window and found the dog. He was unresponsive.
They put the dog through the window and firefighters carried him down the ladder.
Firefighters then used the special oxygen masks on Ace….”