This Puppy’s Rescue Story Is Guaranteed To Warm Your Heart

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A pit bull puppy that was severely burned in a house fire when it was just a few weeks old has become an honorary firefighter and the local mascot at the fire department where the man who rescued him serves.

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Hanahan Fire Department firefighter William Lindler, was responding to a call to a burning home in Charleston, South Carolina, when he saw several puppies running out from a “badly burning shed” outside the home.

But one puppy, Jake, who was trying to make his way out, had a piece of the ceiling fall down on top of him. Jake tried to wiggle himself free but backed into a corner and cowered down. That’s when Lindler sprung into action.

“I brought him outside, and he was pretty bad. He wasn’t moving. He wasn’t breathing. I did mouth-to-snout on him, until we could administer oxygen.”

The firefighters took him to an emergency vet and that’s when Jake’s life took a turn for the worse …

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Jake had suffered second- and third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body and did not look like he would survive.


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But Jake “was a fighter,” and after receiving morphine and antibiotic treatment for more than a month, the pup pulled through.


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To make matters worse, Jake’s owners could not afford to pay for the treatments and thus “abandoned him”.


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However, the firefighter who rescued Jake from the fire decided to adopt him.


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His new family took good care of him and he recovered quickly.


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He grew up at the fire station.


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He’s even got his own spot in the firetruck.


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He even helps out with checking the fire hydrants.


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He was also made an official member of the department. Check out his cool badge.


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Jake was sworn in as the fire department’s mascot and took a K-9 Oath of Office pledge.


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He’s even got his own firefighter’s jacket … that his mother made for him.

Source: Jake’s Page

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