A few survivors of last week's fatal fire on Branch Street will soon be able to reunite with their dogs that were rescued from the fire unharmed.
The Wignall Animal Hospital in Dracut says it has three Chihuahuas and a pit-bull mix that were rescued from the building where seven people were killed on Thursday. One Chihuahua was released to its owner on Sunday, and the others will be cared for free of charge until they can be reunited with their families.
"It is truly amazing how humans and animals alike can emerge from such a traumatic experience and be happy about a new day," the facility said in a statement about the surviving dogs. "The Wignall staff feels blessed to have the opportunity to care for them.
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The dogs were deemed healthy, with only minor health issues, Wignall said.
"Urban legend is that the pit bull, nicknamed Lizzie by the staff, alerted and saved her family from the ravages of the fire," the center said.
The fire remains under investigation.
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