Firefighters rescue dogs from fire at Puppy Love

January 4, 2019

DANBURY — Firefighters are working to get all the animals out of Puppy Love after a heavy fire ignited Thursday night.

The 911 dispatcher in Danbury got multiple calls shortly before 9 p.m. about a fire at Puppy Love. Within less than two minutes, fire units were on scene of the 1.5-story commercial building. A second alarm was immediately called in by the first arriving fire units.

“We’ve got heavy fire in the rear,” one firefighter reported.

“Chief, we gotta get the animals out,” another said shortly after.

Around 9:20 p.m., a fire unit at the scene called for animal control for accommodations for dozens of dogs — anywhere between 35 to 50 dogs, one firefighter estimated.

The dispatcher said animal control would be called to respond and that the store’s owner was en route to the facility as of 9:20 p.m. with a veterinarian to check out the animals.

Puppy Love is located at 37 Lake Ave. Ext.

According to the website for Puppy Love, the place typically has between 60 and 80 puppies in the facility “at any one time.” It’s unclear if all the animals are kept in the store when it is closed.

Volunteer firefighters were called in to cover their stations.

This story will be updated.

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