On Tuesday afternoon, Lufkin firefighters responded to a house fire on Pershing Avenue. They were able to get the blaze under control quickly, however, the house owner's dog was found unresponsive due to smoke inhalation.  Firefighters administered oxygen to the dog and were able to revive it.  The dog was transported to a local veterinarian and today the Lufkin Police and Fire Departments put an update on their Facebook page concerning the dog's status.
According to the post, the dog is a Blue Heeler named Roxanne and she is expected to back home either today or Friday according to her owner Shelley Dance.
Dance returned home from running errands Tuesday afternoon to find that her house in 400 block of Pershing Ave. was full of smoke. She said that when she opened the door, her cat, Miss Kitty, ran outside while Roxanne remained in the home. Heavy smoke prevented her from entering to look for Roxanne.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames visible near the back door. They quickly knocked down the fire and began searching for Roxanne. She was found unresponsive, so firefighters gave her oxygen to which she responded. She was then rushed to Southwood Drive Animal Clinic.
Miss Kitty returned home safely.
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Dance said she wants to thank Southwood Drive Animal Clinic for their expert care of Roxanne as well as the firefighters who rescued Roxanne and gave her oxygen to save her life.
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