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.

Photo/Anton Gerashchenko


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