Midtown fire victim Gina Schneider reunited with dog

11:10 AM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - NewsChannel 5 was at the Humane Society of Missouri when one of the victims of Tuesday's Midtown fire picked up her pet rescued from the blaze.

When Gina Schneider heard about the fire, she immediately tracked down Humane Society employees on the scene and told them about her dog trapped inside.

At 1 a.m., the Humane Society of Missouri called with the good news: her dog was saved from the Midtown fire.  Six animals were rescued and all but a hamster have been claimed.

"I was just like, 'Oh thank goodness, you've got my dog.' And that was the best news I've gotten in a really long time," Schneider said. "I've got renters insurance, I'm moving anyway soon. So, once I found out my dog was okay, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal anymore, even though it still stinks."

Firefighters have not found any dead pets, but believe there are some that did not make it out alive. 


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