Calif. firefighter befriends sick puppy after rescue

The puppy was found tied up on the side of the road during a rainy day

By FireRescue1 Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s no surprise to hear of a firefighter rescuing animals. But what one firefighter did after rescuing an abandoned puppy is truly heartwarming. 

Firefighter Mike Thawley was driving on a rainy day when he saw a sick puppy tied up on the side of the road. He picked her up and brought her back to the fire station to dry and clean her. 

Although he later dropped off the puppy at an animal shelter, Thawley returned the next day to check on her. The two cuddled and took a short walk

Employees have dubbed the puppy as “Chunkie,” and if her owner cannot be found she’ll be available for adoption. 

In a video posted by the shelter, it was noted that after his visit, Thawley returned home to discuss fostering Chunkie. 

Like, Love, Share - Firefighter visits puppy he rescued. YesterdayFirefighter Thawley found a sick puppy tied up in the rain. After getting her cleaned up she was brought to our shelter for some TLC. The next day Firefighter Thawley came down to visit the pup. As you can see from the video, she is very grateful! Sacramento Fire Department

Posted by Front Street Animal Shelter - City of Sacramento on Monday, October 17, 2016

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