Photo of the Week: Meet Bayraktar, Ukraine's new fire dog
Ukrainian firefighters discovered the abandoned puppy while searching the rubble in Kharkiv after heavy shelling by Russian military forces
By FireRescue1 Staff
KHARKIV, Ukraine — Following a heavy shelling attack by Russian forces in the city, Ukrainian firefighters began searching the rubble and putting out fires, when they found – and fell for – an abandoned puppy in one of the damaged buildings.
Crews named him Bayraktar, after a Turkish drone, but reportedly everyone calls him "Bye" for short. He enjoys "hotdogs and rescuer's shoes," Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, wrote in a Tweet.
Firefighters rescued a puppy in #Kharkiv. They named him Bayraktar (for the Turkish drone) but everyone calls him Bye. He loves hotdogs and rescuers' shoes. #StandWithUkraine #UkraineWillWin pic.twitter.com/X0h7uvE22B— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) May 20, 2022