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Street Puppy Burned In Fire Sprints To Dad And Leaps Into His Arms

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on February 15, 2023

Just as the phoenix rises from the ashes in order to gain new life, so did Pongo. A devastating fire left the puppy orphaned and alone. The little warrior needed medical attention in order to survive– if only someone could get to her in time.

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Thankfully a heroic couple found Pongo and drove three hours to the vet clinic. Her facial burns made it difficult for her to open her eyes. Walking was also challenging for Pongo due to malnutrition. The poor girl had to fight hard in order to recover, but Pongo had plenty of fight in her!

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With a devoted vet staff, and plenty of care, Pongo’s burns began to heal. Now that the pup was getting plenty of calories into her, she not only walked better– she playfully ran about with the cutest puppy smile. As her health consistently improved, Pongo was able to join the other puppies in their designated area. She was thrilled to make new friends!

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The next step was for Pongo to go to her forever home. Pongo was placed into a special program that places pets with older folks. Her new dad couldn’t wait to hold her and spoil her! When she met him, she jumped right into his loving arms. We are so grateful for this rescue and others like it thanks to the Dog Care Clinic.

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