UPPER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A prairie dog is making the most out of a bad situation.

Vern the prairie dog, along with his two canine friends, were rescued from a house fire in Upper Providence Township on Monday.

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team has been helping out in the relief efforts of the animals and their owners.

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“Thanks to everyone who has been donating food & supplies! These guys and their families really appreciate it!” the organization said in a Facebook post.

The families involved in the fire at the twin home – Robert and Lynne Simms and Nancy and Amy Pelensky – have launched a fundraising page to help offset some of the costs of the fire.

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