UPDATE: Yuma man escapes trailer home fire, dog in critical condition
Photo provided by Rural Metro
We are sad to reporter that Booger has passed away. The German Shepard passed away last night at around 9pm from his injuries. Booger was the victim of smoke inhalation suffered during a trailer fire in the 900 block of S. Bell Avenue yesterday. The homeowner escaped the fire with only minor injuries.
Over $1,200 was raised by the local community to cover the expenses relating to his treatment.
YUMA, AZ- A trailer home is gutted after fire destroys everything inside. The homeowner barely escaped the flames but firefighters had to go in and rescue his dog.
The man lives in the 900 block of S. Bell Avenue. It happened Monday morning around 11:30.
By the time firefighters arrived, flames completely engulfed the man's home. Firefighters went inside and rescued the man's best friend holed up in the restroom.
Firefighters were able to revive the dog, who's name is Booger. Booger is in critical condition and being treated by at Desert Vet.
Rural Metro says the Fetch Foundation, the company that makes an emergency kit to treat pets for smoke inhalation, will donate $500 to cover vet expenses since the owner can not afford to pay for the vet bills.
Anyone who wants to help with Booger's expenses, you can donate money to Desert Vet in Yuma.
The trailer home is a complete loss.
The American Red Cross is assisting the owner with shelter, food and clothing.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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