GLENDALE, AZ - Two dogs have been left abandoned for a week after their owner’s house was destroyed by fire.
Now, Glendale firefighters are stepping up to care for the dogs until they can be picked up by an animal rescue group.
The home near Bethany Home and 68th Avenue caught fire last Monday. The Glendale Fire Department says it started in the garage and spread to two cars and into the attic.
The owners were home at the time, but not hurt, however the house is a total loss.
A member of the Fetch Foundation, an animal rescue group, happened to be in the area and discovered the two dogs stranded behind a fence, left with no food or water despite temperatures around 110-degrees.
After doing what she could to help, the rescue volunteer alerted firefighters at Station 152 just across the street.
Since then, crews have been stopping by the home, refilling the dog’s water tub, food dish and giving them some extra love until they can be taken to a shelter.
“It's been really hot and obviously we as humans need to hydrate and them as dogs need to do the same thing,” said firefighter Andy Pardron, “Earlier today we could tell they were trying to splash in the water, there was a lot of mud back there, looked like they were having a pretty good time.”
The Fetch Foundation has gotten the owners to surrender the dogs and will be rescuing and turning them over to Arizona Animal Welfare League on Tuesday.