Md. medics rush to give aid -- to a dog
Peluche was no match for the pit bull. In a violent clash last week, the floppy-eared Cocker Spaniel was left with chomped front and rear paws and an uncontrollably bleeding leg.
A Prince George’s County police officer responding to the scene in Riverdale early Friday didn’t like the 3-year-old dog’s odds. Worried that animal control officers might not be able to get there in time, the officer reached out to the county’s fire and emergency department.
Three county medics rushed to the home and were able to stem the bleeding and dress the animal’s wounds. Peluche later underwent surgery and “was doing fine,” the fire department said in a statement.
The fire department said it’s uncommon for its medics to tend to injured animals, but it will do so on a case-by-case basis. “Personnel understand the importance of pets to families,” the department said.
-- Mike McPhate
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