LAKE CITY, Fla. – Three Boston terrier puppies in Columbia County were saved from a burning house Tuesday after a delivery driver noticed a fire and called 911.
The owner of the home was away, according to a Columbia County Fire Rescue Facebook post.
The driver for Amazon was delivering a package when she noticed smoke coming from the home and called 911. Firefighters rescued the pups from the home and revived them from smoke inhalation, according to Columbia County Fire Rescue.
Firefighters contained the fire to the room where it was started.
“Thank you to the Amazon driver who noticed the smoke and called 911,” Columbia County Fire Rescue said in a Facebook post. “Since the homeowner was not at home at the time, she saved the home and the puppies’ lives!”
The homeowner’s grateful mom commented on the CCFR post, thanking everyone involved and giving an update that the puppies are doing well but were still in the hospital Wednesday.
“Those are my daughter’s dogs that we love very much,” Lisa Ann Dunn wrote, confirming that the three pups are all Boston terriers. “Thank you will never be enough!”
She said in a comment that a rescue has stepped up to help by paying the deductibles for their care at the animal hospital.
“They will need to be there another 48 hours most likely,” she said Wednesday. “They had significant lung damage but seem to be stabilizing.”
She said two of the pups are on prescription food, and the puppies lost beds, toys and bowls in the fire.
It's not the first time a delivery driver has come to the rescue.
In January, a newspaper delivery woman in Georgia saved the lives of three adults, four children and several household pets after she noticed smoke billowing from the family’s garage. In July, a UPS driver administered emergency CPR to a girl who had nearly drowned in a swimming pool near Soap Lake, Washington.