Local ambulance service saving furry, four-legged lives - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Local ambulance service saving furry, four-legged lives

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

In a medical emergency, the quickest way to get help to someone involves a ride in an ambulance. But, what if that loved one is your pet? FOX 5's Andi Larner learned that there's a similar service available to your four-legged friends and it's just a phone call away.


Eight-year-old Kona is living the life at a foster home in Brookhaven. But, a few weeks ago, his life hung in the balance. During a scheduled visit to the veterinarian for X-rays, Kona's foster mom, Beth martin, got a phone call.

Beth said, "By the time I got to the office, I got a frantic call from the veterinary surgeon saying Kona was in shock , he had no blood pressure."

She said, "I was just in a panic."

It turned out that Kona suffered a reaction to his arthritis medication, which created a hole in his intestine. He made it surgery, but needed more advanced care at the University of Georgia Small Animal Teaching Hospital – which is located about 65 miles away.

That's when Beth's vet suggest calling an ambulance to transport Kona. But, not just any ambulance. They called Atlanta Animal Ambulance – an ambulance service for pets..

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH ANDI'S REPORT!

More info:
Atlanta Animal Ambulance website
Kona & Cocoa adoption website

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • What's Happening: 2014 Atlanta Steeplechase

    What's Happening: 2014 Atlanta Steeplechase

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:03:02 GMT
    Photos by Mike Soto Photos by Mike Soto
    One of the most exciting horse races in Georgia happens this Saturday at Kingston Downs.
    One of the most exciting horse races in Georgia happens this Saturday at Kingston Downs.
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Stress-Free Travel

    Stress-Free Travel

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:44:27 GMT
    After a particularly long and nasty winter, spring has finally sprung and folks are planning and taking long-awaited vacations. How do you breeze through the terminal and to your gate stress-free?
    After a particularly long and nasty winter, spring has finally sprung and folks are planning and taking long-awaited vacations. How do you breeze through the terminal and to your gate stress-free?
  • Good Day Atlanta

    Back Home with The Neelys

    Back Home with The Neelys

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:40:13 GMT
    The third cookbook from Food Network superstars Pat and Gina Neely brings us back to the basics of good ol' southern family cooking
    The third cookbook from Food Network superstars Pat and Gina Neely brings us back to the basics of good ol' southern family cooking
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices