Dog rescued from fire by owner dies

November 28, 2008 8:05:24 PM PST
The dog whose owner died while trying to save him from a fire earlier in November died Friday morning.Veterinarians at a Cicero Animal Hospital had been treating Regis for smoke inhalation and a burned tail.

The dog's owner, 68-year-old John Petrick died of a heart attack while trying to save his pet.

Reports last week indicated that the condition of the German Shepherd-mix had been improving. He was transferred to an animal shelter to be adopted.

In addition to the fire injuries, Regis had also been suffering from kidney failure.