Two dogs rescued from house fire in Montgomery County

Good News Notes: “Two dogs were rescued from a house fire in Montgomery County Friday.” “According to Chief Drew Smith and the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department, a call came in reporting a structure fire in the 400 block of Aurora Lane around 5 p.m. According to a neighbor, the son of the family who lives…

Woman rescues injured koala from wildfire

 Good News Notes: “The country’s koala populations have been a major victim of the flames, with more than 350 of the marsupials feared killed in a major habitat.” “Population estimates for koalas, native to Australia, vary widely, from as few as 50,000 to little more than 100,000.” “Australia is prone to bushfires in its dry,…

NYPD officers climb fire escape, rescue dog from Washington Heights fire

Good News Notes: “The flames broke out in an apartment building on Fort George Avenue in Washington Heights around 5 a.m” “Police say the officers, identified only by their last names — Torres and Harrington — climbed up the fire escape and banged on windows to tell residents to get out.” “Then, the officers came…

Make way for ducklings: firefighters save 20,000 baby birds

 Good News Notes: “Firefighters in Hungary acted fast to save 20,000 ducklings from a barn fire.” “After working to extinguish the blaze, firefighters used buckets to scoop up the ducklings, which had huddled together for safety, making them easier to catch.” “After being examined by a veterinarian, firefighters carefully placed the ducklings in another barn…

Dog wakes Vacaville family when their house catches fire, police say

 Good News Notes: “A Vacaville family has their dog to thank for helping them get out of their house when it caught fire overnight.” “Police and firefighters went to a home on Kinsale Court around midnight Sunday after getting several 911 calls about a fire, according to the Vacaville Police Department.  Meanwhile, Maggie, a 6-year-old…

Firefighter saves unconscious cat from Kirkdale warehouse blaze

Good News Notes: “Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue were called to a waste disposal site on Foster Street, Kirkdale, on 6 October.” “While tackling the blaze, firefighter Stuart Watterson spotted the unconscious feline and cut it free.” “An RSPCA officer then rushed the cat, which was later named Smokie, to Alder Veterinary Hospital for…

Muscle Shoals businessman donates pet rescue kits to fire department

Good News Notes: Every year, about 40,000 pets die in house fires. Human oxygen masks don’t fit properly and, even when used well, may not help a struggling cat or dog. Pet resuscitation kits are specially designed for the faces of cats or dogs. In Muscle Shoals, a local businessman learned about the kits and,…