Firefighters in southern Maryland took part in a large-scale animal rescue at a house fire on Sunday, December 12, The Washington Post reports. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they reportedly heard “cries” coming from inside the house. Upon rushing inside, they found 129 dogs of different breeds including Chihuahuas and Rottweilers, in kennels, pens, and cages. The firefighters began pulling the dogs from the house, passing them hand to hand, says The Post. Of the 129 dogs in the fire, 125 were safely rescued, and four died from smoke inhalation. The dogs were handed over to animal control and are receiving proper care. The Post says that the owners of the house were reportedly involved in animal-rescue operations.
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