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Tallahassee puppy takes action to save family from house fire

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Posted at 7:27 PM, Sep 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-28 22:42:24-04

Tallahasse, Fl. - A family in Tallahassee is seeking donations for a family member that took action to save their lives during a house fire: Their puppy Onyx.

The 9-month-old pit bull began barking loudly to alert her owners of the fire when it occurred overnight. Tallahassee fire officials said the fire began at the back of the house where Onyx was kept.

The owners and their two children were able to get out safely with no injuries. However, while Onyx was lucky to survive, he suffered from severe burns to his face, head, legs and body.

Onyx’s owners are unable to afford treatment for Onyx so Northwood Animal Hospital along with Leon County Animal Service Center and many others have begun donating services and medications to help this hero of a puppy.

For more information on this heroic pet story and where to send donations, visit the Northwood Animal Hospital Facebook page.