Firefighters at the East Cleveland Fire Department are used to dealing with stray dogs, and their firehouse gets a few walk-ins every year. Last month, a stray, five-month-old pit bull mix suffering with severe mange walked into their station wanting affection and a helping hand.
The puppy was named Sistine, and she not only got one-on-one time with a hero firefighter, she also got the rescue she desperately needed.
Lt. Mike Celiga told USA Today the puppy spent a few hours at the station and was later taken to Crossroads Animal Hospital. There, she was diagnosed with severe mange and mites, but veterinarians said that with proper care, the pit bull stray would be back to a healthy normal within a few months.
Crossroads Animal Hospital teamed up with Muttley Crue Rescue and Sistine will be under their care in a foster home. Once she is 100% healthy, she will be made available for adoption.
Sistine is one lucky pup. She went out looking for help and knew just where to find it.
Learn more about her story by watching the video below.