30 Sep '13, 1pm
Pit Bull Saves Family from House Fire, Suffers Burns
With $5,000 worth of damages on their home, the family’s main concern was getting medical assistance for Onyx, who suffered burns over about 30% of his body. Without the money to treat Onyx, the family would have had to surrender their dog. When the employees at the Tallahassee Animal Service Center learned that Onyx was a hero, they reached out to veterinarian, Kevin Brumfield of the Northwood Animal Hospital . Dr. Brumfield used social media to raise funds for the several weeks of care and medications that Onyx would need. Thanks to the kindness of others, Onyx will receive the care he needs and continue to stay with the family he saved.