On June 3, 2014, a dog’s life was saved thanks to Washington’s Engine 76 firefighters, who were at the right place and at the right time. The hero rescuers witnessed when a car hit a female dog on 180th Street Southeast near Highway 9, and right away they rushed the innocent animal to a nearby vet clinic.
Engine 76 was driving back to their station when the accident happened. The force of the car sent the pet flying through the air and she landed in a ditch. Firefighters jumped out of their fire truck and rushed over to aid the injured pet.
The driver of the car who struck the pet and other witnesses also came over to assist the hurt dog.
The accident left the canine with life threatening injuries, but thanks to her rescuers, the dog was placed on a stretcher and transported to Clearview Animal Hospital, where veterinarians worked to save her life.
The pet was wearing a collar with ID tags, and thanks to this, veterinarians were able to contact the pet ‘s owner who rushed over to the clinic to be with the injured pup.
If it wasn’t for the firefighters’ quick actions this dog wouldn’t be alive today. Luckily, she was saved and today she continues to recover at home.