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Hero dog honored by Mesa FD for saving his fellow pooch from drowning

by Amy Drew

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Remember hero dog Remus?

Back in April, this astonishing Arizona Labrador retriever went above and beyond, saving his brother, Smokey, from the backyard pool when the pooch couldn’t find his way to the stairs.

“Smokey was panicked so Remus jumped in and gave him a boost out,” owner Kayla Becerra told the Arizona Republic.

And this week, the Mesa Fire and Medical Department honored him for his heroic act, which was caught on video by his owners’ security camera, bestowing upon him a large bag of dog treats and lots of praise.

“He saved Smokey’s life and it was amazing,” said Meghan Chute, the Fire and Life Safety Educator for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. “It’s important to recognize his hero behavior.”

“Remus saved his friend Smokey from nearly drowning this past April,” the department’s Facebook post read. “Drowning can occur in less than 2 minutes, NEVER SWIM ALONE. Even if you’re an adult and a strong swimmer, circumstances beyond your control can lead to a fatal consequence. #BeSafeAroundWater #dog #firefighter