- California, USA -
Firefighter Paul Alvarado with the Bakersfield Fire Department Engine Company 6, rescued a pup trapped underneath burning brush.
The department responded on Monday morning, October 21, to Bliss Street near the intersection of South Union Avenue and East Terrace Way.
The tiny furbaby had burns on his hind legs and his tiny mouth.
Pet Matchmaker provided initial care until the vet’s office opened.
The pooch was named Fuego (Spanish for ‘fire’).
Ms. Morgan Sokolow with Pet Matchmaker said: "He's very little. He's got his eyes closed still. We think that mom was able to get the other babies out and took off with them but was unable to reach this one because he was underneath the fire.”
Fuego will spend about two months in a foster home before being ready for adoption.
Many thanks Officer Alvarado for rescuing this tiny precious life!