Puppy saved from burning Jennings County home

A Geneva Township home is being called a total loss after a fire last week, but rescue workers hope that they saved the life of a puppy trapped in the home.

According to Jennings County Sheriff’s Department reports, firefighters from Spencer Township, Geneva Township and North Vernon along with sheriff’s deputies were called to the home fire in the 7000 block of West County Road 600N at about 11:35 Thursday morning. They found a single family home fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control and retrieved a puppy who was locked in a cage inside the home. Sheriff Kenny Freeman said the puppy, named Willow, suffered from smoke inhalation. He freed the dog’s airway and gave it oxygen and the puppy is expected to fully recover.

No one was at home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Photos: Jennings County Sheriff Kenny Freeman and medics work to help a puppy suffering from smoke inhalation after being trapped in a home fire. Photos courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.