Dania Beach

30 Dogs Survive Dania Beach House Fire: BSO

Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue crews rescued dozens of dogs from a house fire in Dania Beach Thursday night.

The blaze broke out around 10 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of Southeast Park Street in Dania Beach.

Rescue crews arrived and found a total of 31 dogs, many in critical condition and unresponsive. They immediately gave the dogs oxygen and CPR and transported them to VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital.

Unfortunately, one of the dogs did not survive. The 30 surviving dogs are being treated.

Neighbors said the resident is a woman who is about 45-years-old. Some neighbors said she has a big heart and loves animals, and would regularly take animals in. Others complained about the noise of multiple dogs barking coming from the house, and say they're glad to see the dogs gone.

"She keeps them in the house or in the alleyway out here and I've got to listen to the dogs barking at 3 a.m., 4 a.m. constantly," one neighbor told NBC 6.

He said he called officials after smelling and seeing the fire and smoke.

"I'm a dog lover, but I was tired of dealing with it," the neighbor added. "I'm glad they're gone."

Authorities said the homeowner won't be hit with any citations regarding the dogs. None of the dogs had been mistrated, according to officials.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue has started a funraising page to help with expenses to care for the dogs. Click here to help.

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