Feel Good Friday: Heroes
This week for Feel Good Friday, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing humans in public safety that went above and beyond for our furry friends!
In Eloy, Arizona, firefighters rescued a dog from a burning house, and to make sure the little guy would have the best chance of survival, offered to pay for the dog’s veterinary bill, reports AbcNews15.
According to the department’s Facebook page, they responded to a house fire in which no humans were home, but they did see the poor, lifeless pup hiding in a laundry room . “They immediately began resuscitation efforts and supplied oxygen. The dog was taken by the Assistant Chief and Captain to a veterinarian office in Casa Grande and will make a full recovery. The firefighters all pitched in to cover the bill for the dog to further assist the owner in this difficult time.”
The pup, named Tucker, will need ongoing veterinarian treatment. Tucker’s human and owner of the home lost everything. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help.
Thanks to the quick action of Los Angeles City firefighters, the distressed bulldog was up and moving a short time later. A spokesperson for the department stated that the dog was “doing well” after being resuscitated.
On February 9th, Officer Wes Walker of the Greenwood, South Carolina Police Department halted traffic after coming upon a dog injured and lying in the street. Witness reportedly he went above and beyond to show compassion and patience for the dog, who was unable to walk. Blue lights and police cars halted traffic in both directions. A video of the events, video, which can be seen here, has gone viral.
Kim commented on her Facebook: Lake Greenwood & Surroundings page
“In today’s world where we are inundated with reports of terrorists and murders, drug and alcohol addictions, unimaginable cruelty that people perpetrate on each other and animals, and ugly insults from one politician to another, it’s deeply gratifying to witness kindness.“
Travelers remained patient as law enforcement cared for the dog until animal control arrived– he was taken to Greenwood County Animal Shelter where he was treated and released back to his owner.
Thanks to our heroes for going above and beyond for our furry friends!