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Carmen the 'Hero Dog' going home Monday

(PHOTO: FOX19/ Brett Hoffland) (PHOTO: FOX19/ Brett Hoffland)
(PHOTO: FOX19/ Brett Hoffland) (PHOTO: FOX19/ Brett Hoffland)
(PHOTO: FOX19/ Brett Hoffland) (PHOTO: FOX19/ Brett Hoffland)
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Carmen the 'Hero Dog' that tried to protect her owner during a fatal fire was able to go home to her family Monday.

The boxer suffered from smoke inhalation in a Goshen Township fire on Feb. 5 that claimed the life of Benjamin Ledford, Carmen's owner.

The blaze severely injured the dog's lungs and was put on a ventilator to help her breathing. Last week, Carmen was taken off the machine and has received around-the-clock treatment during her recovery process.

"I know our brother Ben would be extremely happy to see her well and happy," said Ben's brother, Phillip. "They were the best of friends and it means a lot to the family having her come home.

Carmen's family has set up a donation page for her medical bills.

"As we deal with the loss of Carmen's owner, our brother, Ben, it is comforting to know that Carmen has been getting the best care possible," the donation page read.

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