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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A Labrador Retriever, the number 1 most popular breed of 2016,is shown at The American Kennel Club Reveals The Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2016 at AKC Canine Retreat on March 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

This story brings tears to my eyes! I’m so proud to see our community rallying together to help those in need. The Brandywine Valley SPCA does so much for animals in need.

An 11 year old black lab named Cotton was rescued from a house fire in Union Park Gardens over the weekend. Cotton was home alone when the fire started. Among other injuries, she suffered from smoke inhalation and struggles to breathe. Her owner is already dealing with the financial recovery from losing his home and he cannot afford the care for his dog. The Brandywine Valley SPCA partnered with the VCA Animal Hospital to make sure Cotton gets the care she needs. Cotton had no previous association with the Brandywine Valley SPCA–they just want to help her get better. The community has also donated thousands towards her medical care. Once she recovers, cotton will be reunited with her family and the firefighters and EMT’s who saved her life.

If you are interested in donating to Cotton’s recovery fund here is the link.