Updated: Friday, 18 Jun 2010, 5:48 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 18 Jun 2010, 8:10 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Decatur Township firefighters saved a young mother from a burning house.
The mother, a Blue Heeler also known as an Australian Cattle Dog, recently given birth to 7 pups.
The fire started in the home early Friday morning.
The homeowner made it out okay but then ran back inside to save the puppies.
"I heard the puppies and I went to get them. I got them out and the mama was left in their" said Fred Blake.
A firefighter located the dog and pulled her out of the home. Blake thought the animal was dead. His friend gave the dog CPR but failed to revive her.
“The dog was gone. For all intents and purposes the dog was passed ... (I) brought the dog over to the ambulance, about 20 minutes of working the dog, giving oxygen and cooling it she actually started to come around and breathe on her own a little bit,” said Jeremy Brown of Decatur Township Fire Department. “We got her heart rate back, her temp back. She jumped out of my ambulance and out of my life.”
Blake was thankful to have his dog back.
"We've been through a lot together and we want to keep going through life together. You know?"
The fire department ruled the fire accidental and electrical in nature.