Puppy Saved in Fire May Help Sniff Out Arsons

He suffered burns over 75% of his body in June
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2016 11:23 AM CST

(Newser) – Black smoke was filling a burning shed in Charleston, SC, last June when firefighter William Lindler spotted a badly burned puppy within. Less than a year later, that puppy is now an honorary firefighter and the official mascot of the Hanahan Fire Department. After the 3-week-old pit bull, Jake, was given "mouth-to-snout breaths," the vet said he had burns over 75% of his body and needed laser skin therapy, antibiotics, and morphine, which his family couldn't afford, per ABC News and Inside Edition. So Lindler adopted him. Jake now has a full life ahead of him: Lindler hopes to train Jake as an arson detection dog to prevent tragedies like the one he survived. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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