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East Haven Firefighters Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Members of the East Haven Fire Department initially responded to a report that a child had been hit by a car. But upon arrival, they found instead it was family pet that had been struck and injured by a vehicle.

Members of the East Haven Fire Department assisted a distressed dog Thursday after the animal was struck by a car in the southern section of town.

East Haven firefighters were initially dispatched to the intersection of Coe and Hartman Avenue for a report of a child struck by a car, according to a report on the East Haven Firefighters Union Facebook page.

Upon arrival, however, firefighters found that it was a dog — and not a child  — that has been struck by a vehicle.

They immediately moved in to treat the dog as if it was a human in the same situation. The animal was then returned to its owner, who then took the dog to the veterinarian.

Thankfully, the last update the firefighters received reported that the injuries the dog sustained during the incident are not serious.

Renee March 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Sadly I noticed too many east haven residents' dogs are running in the streets.. Just this week alone I saw 3 different insistences.. People please watch your animals it's not safe for us drivers as well
Stephanie Williams, CPDT-KA March 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Kudos to the Fire Department for taking care of the dog! Renee, you're exactly right. Leashes and sturdy fences keep pets and people safe. Stories like this remind us pet owners to take a moment to to check collars and leashes for wear and tear that might lead to breakage, and check fences and gates as well. It's also a great idea to teach dogs not to sit and wait at doors rather than running out.
Stu Padasoll March 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM
And the next post will be from Jacabo Arbenz complaining that the union thug was treating a dog on his dime. I'm sure he will be disappointed that the dog won't be humping his leg anytime soon.
Flowers March 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Did someone misreport this accident so the FD would respond? I suppose this dog could be mistaken for an ugly furry kid. Lots of them down by the shore. Thanks for responding EHFD. I kind of resent the look of entitlement on the dogs face though. Looks like one of those spoiled and indulged snooty dogs.
Donna Maltese March 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM
O, yet kids are never spoiled and snooty...right? That's what kids and pets are for. TO SPOIL THEM ROTTEN!!!
marianne bimonte March 29, 2013 at 01:26 PM
thank god this dog is ok. they are like our family. Please everyone keep your animal on a leash the next time you might not be so lucky. thank you the the EHFD. great job.!!! marianne bimonte
Candy bar March 29, 2013 at 03:33 PM
I loathe having to commend anyone in a uniform. But in this case, my hat is off to the firefighters.

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