Dog, cat die in La Porte County house fire

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – A dog and a cat died in a fire at a home in the 1900 block of East County Road 150 North Wednesday afternoon.

According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, crews were dispatched to the home around 2:42 p.m. where they found smoke coming from the structure.

Two deputies on the scene found a resident of the home near the front door with two unconscious dogs; a German Shepard and a Labrador mix.

Deputies say resuscitation efforts were made to save the dogs. They were put into a squad car and rushed to a veterinarian near Kingsbury.

The German Shepard died and the Labrador mix was stabilized and cared for by the veterinarian.

A cat was also found dead in the home.

LCSO reports both deputies were sent to La Porte Hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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