It’s the ultimate feel-good rescue story: twenty dogs, including several young puppies, were rescued from a burning New Jersey home Monday night.
According to WPVI-TV, ABC’s Philadelphia station, a house in Hopewell Township, N.J. caught fire around 8:00 Monday evening.
Ramona Burnett, 49, who rents an apartment in the house, came home to discover a fire in her 13-year old son’s room.
By the time firefighters arrived, most of the back of the house was engulfed in flames.
WPVI reports that approximately 20 dogs trapped inside the burning home were rescued by firefighters, including seven small puppies. Several of the animals were given oxygen on the scene.
One dog died inside the house.
The cause of the fire, and the reason for the large number of animals, are still unknown.
But the dogs are safe and are now in the care of neighbors and Hopewell Township Animal Control officials.