Dog rescued from house fire meets heroes that saved his life

CHICO, Calif - A woman whose dog was saved by Chico firefighters last week got a chance to thank them on Sunday.

Posted: Mar 12, 2018 12:22 AM
Updated: Mar 12, 2018 12:41 AM

CHICO, Calif - A woman whose dog was saved by Chico firefighters last week got a chance to thank them on Sunday.

Alexx Collins says she was out submitting job applications last week when a stranger walked by her home on Chestnut Street and saw smoke.

When Chico firefighters got there, they found "Boo," a Great Dane lab mix in bad shape, so they gave him oxygen and saved his life.

On Sunday she brought "Boo" back to the station to tell the firefighters how appreciative she was.

"They saved his life, and if it weren't for them he wouldn't be here and he's been my best friend for the past six years of his life and if I would've lost him I don't think I would've handled this week, as well as I did and it's because of them that I have him still," Collins said. 

"It's always good to see something happen out of a tragedy," said Ethan Rowe, a Chico fire captain.

It seemed like "Boo" was more interested in chasing his tail than thanking firefighters, but Alexx was extremely grateful.

Firefighters at that station have three pet oxygen masks, they come in sizes cat, small dog, and even big dog.

The Chico Firefighters Union also surprised Alexx with a check for $750.

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