Red Paw, which specializes in helping animals displaced by fire and other residential disasters, has collected food, toys, treats and other supplies for Yolanda. Her owner, a blind woman in her 60s, is being assisted by the American Red Cross.
The fire broke out on Thursday morning on the 4300 block of Oakmont Street, in the northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of Holmesburg. Officials said that thanks to Yolanda’s call, firefighters were able to respond quickly and put out the fire. The woman was taken to Nazareth Hospital, where she was treated for smoke inhalation.