Senior Constable Donnamarie Brew with Lottie and Violet.
Senior Constable Donnamarie Brew with Lottie and Violet.

Tail of courage emerges from bushfire disaster

THREE Queensland police officers have come to the aide of a Sunshine Coast family who had made a desperate plea to save her dogs from a bushfire zone.

Senior Constable Gary Hall, Senior Constable Donnamarie Brew and Senior Constable Myles Atherton pulled the dogs Lottie and Violent from their Cooroibah home as the blaze raged just metres away.

Senior Constable Donnamarie Brew with Lottie and Violet.
Senior Constable Donnamarie Brew with Lottie and Violet.

Owners fret for pets left in the line of fire

Senior Constable Brew said they knew they had to move fast because they were inside the fire restricted zone.

"When we arrived, there were flames directly opposite the pets' family's house," Senior Constable Brew said.

"It's so fortunate that we were able to arrive in time and had the capacity to go straight there and help."

The police officers were alerted to the plight of the dogs after the family made a plea on social media during the worst of the Cooroibah fire emergency.

Following the rescue, contact was able to be made with the local woman who was completely unaware that her precious pups had been saved.

Senior Constable Hall called her and let her know that both Lottie and Violet were safe and with police.

A meeting point in a safe location was organised for the dogs' owners to be able to collect them.


‘Horrified’: MP responds to alleged school bashing

premium_icon ‘Horrified’: MP responds to alleged school bashing

‘It is obvious it is an ongoing challenge and there is a lot more to do.’

BREAKING: Vegetation fire burning on Bunya Highway

BREAKING: Vegetation fire burning on Bunya Highway

A vegetation fire is burning on the Bunya Highway near Bell.

International farm workers share thoughts on Burnett

premium_icon International farm workers share thoughts on Burnett

Find out what these backpackers love about the region, and what they’d like to see...