When West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Capt. Gregg Gordon and his team responded to a brush fire, the last thing they expected to see was what they saw that day. Someone in the area said that they thought there was a dog stuck in the thicket, and as they approached the area, they realized that the dog wasn’t stuck – he was tied up. A small white and brown dog was completely covered in burns all over his body.The 2-year-old dog was cut free by firefighter Marcos Orozca and rushed to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue for medical evaluation. After being looked at by the animal rescue’s veterinary team, they concluded that he was going to need serious medical care and a lot of rehabilitation. At this point, they transferred the injured and sick dog to Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center (JPESC) where he could receive specialized care for his burns.
Once at the hospital, the staff endearingly named his Smokey. He was going to need multiple blood transfusions, medicated baths, bandage changes, and around a dozen treatments in a hyperbaric chamber. Dr. Latimer was the main vet in all of Smokey’s treatments, and they formed quite the bond. After a few weeks of treatment, Smokey had begun to improve at an unbelievable rate. He was starting to come out of his shell too.
Look who's BACK!!!!!! SMOKEY! Judging by this reunion, we are pretty sure that Smokey knows how much Dr. Latimer and all of his nurses helped him! ❤🐾
Posted by Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center on Monday, June 5, 2017