NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Queens veterinary hospital is treating a beagle for smoke inhalation after it was rescued from an apartment fire Tuesday morning.
Firefighters handed Duke over to police who brought him to BluePearl Veterinary Partners Hospital in Forest Hills.
“He smelled like smoke, he was covered in soot,” Dr. David Wohlstadter said, adding that it appears Duke tried as hard as he could to escape the fire.
“Just based on his front paws, they were a little more dirty, like he had been digging and scratching,” he said.
BluePearl tells 1010 WINS Duke has been coughing a lot but is responding to treatment and is expected to survive.