- Associated Press - Friday, July 14, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A family of volunteer firefighters in Wilmington has adopted a dog they rescued from a burning building.

WDEL-FM reports that Ken Phibbs adopted a 60-pound bulldog named Ivy after his stepson carried her out of a local animal shelter during a fire. On July 9, Latoya Cooper crashed her car into the SPCA, causing a blaze that killed four cats. Cooper also died in the wreck. First responders carried nearly 100 pets out of the burning building, including Ivy.

Phibbs’ wife, Chandelle, said “it was love at first sight” when she saw Ivy.

The Phibbs family adopted Ivy from a shelter in West Chester, Pennsylvania that took in some of the displaced animals after the fire.

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