Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dachshund Believed To Have Died In House Fire Found Alive

Don’t underestimate the resourcefulness of Peanut, the Texas-tough 5-year-old Dachshund who survived an Austin house fire on Sunday.
The home was destroyed in the fire and firefighters rescued three dogs from the home, but did not find the fourth dog – Peanut, or the family cat, and assumed both had perished.
“I had been asking them for two days to just find his body, so that we could get him taken care of. Because, there is no way we would have thought he would have survived,” homeowner owner Gail Trafton said. “There’s nothing left of the house, and lo and behold, there he is.”
The next day, an insurance investigator came out to inspect the home and noticed a Dachshund. The family took him to the veterinarian where he was treated for smoke inhalation and dehydration. But other than that, he was mostly unscathed.
Gail Trafton does foster care for the Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas, so the organization is now helping the family with pet supplies.

Read More at My Fox Austin.

1 comment:

Trinket's mom said...

Having lost everything in a house fire when I was a kid, I am so glad that Peanut survived the fire. I think it's all that good karma that Ms. Trafton has built up from doing dachshund rescue.

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