Firefighters Say Goodbye to Longtime Firehouse Dog

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smokeyFirefighters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania said goodbye this past weekend to their firehouse dog of thirteen years, Smokey.

Smokey served as an important part of the Nottingham Fire Department. He was an active part of their Fire Prevention Week each year. He would demonstrate to children the proper way to stop, drop and roll. He was an important fixture in his community and as the news spread of his passing it became apparent he touched so many lives.

“It amazes a lot of people that an entire community has been touched by a firehouse dalmation. He certainly touched everyone of us who have ever walked through our doors,” the fire department posted on their Facebook page.

Smokey had been battling canine diabetes and his health had deteriorated to the point where it was time for his brothers at the firehouse to let him go. Firefighters gave him a steak dinner Saturday before he took his final trip to the vet.

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  1. It is great to know that Smokey touched so many lives. He is running at Rainbow Bridge with all of our pets who have gone before us.

    I hope that in time you can find room in your hearts to rescue / adopt a Dalmation to follow in Smokey’s pawprints.

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  2. As loving owners we must all make that horrible decision, but we can not let our four legged family members suffer. Smokey is is now pain free and having a blast at the Rainbow Bridge. He touched many lives and who knows? Maybe with his teachings he has saved a few lives too. Your watch is over Smokey. Rest In Peace! Thank you to his brother firefighters for making the right,yet tough, decision. Please consider adopting a new firehouse dog.

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