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Santa Monica firefighters revive Stella using a special oxygen mask.
Photo by Kyle Hazen
Santa Monica firefighters revive Stella using a special oxygen mask.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Pets

Boxer Rescue L.A. To Honor Santa Monica Firefighters Who Saved Stella From Fire

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:45 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Boxer Rescue Los Angeles will this weekend honor the heroes from the Santa Monica Fire Department who rescued Stella, the Boxer mix, from a burning building in Santa Monica in September.

Stella, her owner Juwan and the heroes from SMFD will be honored at the Woof & Wine fundraising event at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo from 7-10 pm.

SMFD firefighters arrived at a well-involved structure in the 2600 block of 2nd Street in Santa Monica at about 7:30 am on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The firefighters discovered Stella had hidden behind a mattress as they searched the five-unit structure for victims.

The firefighters rushed Stella from the burning building and immediately began to revive her using an oxygen mask specially designed for dogs and cats. Stella soon regained consciousness and was taken to an animal hospital.

The Woof & Wine event is co-hosted by Santa Monica's very own Lynne Thomas, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Lobster restaurant.

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Oct. 29, 2013, 2:41:19 pm

Jim said...

Thank you SMFD! You are the best. They saved our homes from fires in Malibu. Great to know that they have life-saving equipment for animals

Oct. 29, 2013, 5:38:33 pm

Hanna Hartnell said...

Our SMFD is the best! Thanks, guys...well deserved honors. My whippet, Biscotti, was at the SM Fire station to demonstrate the just released canine oxygen mask a few years ago, and it's been a wonderful device. Bravo, Stella and Santa Monica Fire Dept.

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