Firefighters have always been famous and lauded for their heroics may it be putting out fires, getting cats down from tall trees, and from time to time, getting dogs rescued from gushing rivers.
The latter is exactly what happened earlier this week. A helpless, gentle dog somehow ended up in the Los Angeles River, which has a current level that could be difficult to manage. The dog was doing its best to stay alive and stay afloat. Luckily, he was spotted by passers-by who promptly alerted the authorities of the dog’s current situation.
The dog situation was fortunately caught on live broadcast by the NBC4 Los Angeles channel. The nation ended up cheering on the dog to survive and get the help it desperately needed. Of course, the firefighters delivered.
Still, the challenges did not end there. The dog rescued from the threatening river did not have a microchip on him, so her owners might be having a hard time locating their beloved puppy. Still, the entire world’s looking out for the poor dog, so it might just be a matter of time before the dog’s family comes forward to claim their puppy from the animal shelter he is now in.
Since the dog rescued from the river did not have a collar or any sort of identification on him, he was given the temporary name ‘Lucky.’ Lucky was given a week to live in the shelter – ample time for his owner(s) to show up. Afterwards, she will be up for adoption. As a matter of fact, one volunteer had already come forward to care for Lucky if the real owners never show up.
“It was quite a team effort, quite a concert [rescuing Lucky]” relays firefighter John Terrusa, who was one of the men who went down dangling from a line on a chopper to rescue Lucky.
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What can you say about this dog rescued by firefighters? How do you think Lucky ended up in the Los Angeles River? Personally, would you be keen on adopting a dog such as Lucky? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!