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“His Master Died
in this room which was shattered by the blast of an illuminating-gas explosion last night, but a black shepherd dog Freca, was uninjured by either the gas or the explosion. Police say Thomas Quinn, 31, a commercial artist, was found lying in front of a gas stove with all the jets open in his West 26th Street apartment, but failed to make either a suicide or accident listing. Freca hid behind a small piano. PM photos by Weegee

PM Daily, Noveber 27, 1941

Mongrel Pup Almost Dies Saving 16 Families in Fire
Jerry, mongrel collie, was overcome by smoke in a fish store at 210 E. 10th St., but not before he attracted the attention of a passerby.
When the ambulance arrived an intern gave the unconscious pup an injection and continued treatments until he regained his senses. Sixteen families made their escape from apartments above the store, due to Jerry’s warning.
John Lamanna, Jerry’s owner tenderly carries him off wrapped in a blanket. The intern said the dog would recover.
PM Daily, November 17, 1941, p. 18