A dog rescued and resuscitated from a burning home by Vancouver firefighters took a turn for the worse and had to be put down.
Neighbors called 911 just before 11 a.m. Friday to report a house fire on Northwest 53rd Street near Daniels Street.
Fire crews went in and found flames and smoke on the second floor. The fire also extended into the attic.
Firefighters put it out within 10 minutes.
No people were home, but firefighters found an unresponsive dog inside a crate. The animal was saved by rescue crews and a photo provided by the Vancouver Fire Department of a firefighter resuscitating the dog became widely viewed online.
The photo received 1,500 "likes" after being posted to the Fox 12 Facebook page.
Unfortunately, the dog didn't make it. A DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman said the dog firefighters called "Lucky" was euthanized Monday.
Lucky seemed to be recovering nicely the first few days, according to Kate Goudschaal of DoveLewis, but then the dog's condition got worse and she could not be saved.
The owners did not contact the animal hospital until after their dog had been euthanized, according to Goudschaal.
That is now part of an investigation with Clark County Animal Control.
Two cats were also killed in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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