There are so many amazing rescue stories being shared on social media every day, but this one is going to pull at your heartstrings.
A young girl jumped into action to save a 6-month-old puppy’s life after a house fire broke out in her neighbor’s house over Labor Day weekend.
Mackenzie Jenkins was sitting on a swing Saturday evening when she saw smoke coming from a neighbor’s house and heard the barks of a dog, according to a Facebook post shared by the Cape Coral Fire Department.
Andrea Schuch, the department’s public affairs specialist, said Mackenzie called 9-1-1 dispatchers to the Florida home at around 6:45 p.m. Firefighters located the puppy, whose name is Fiona, based on her description.
“The dog is, fortunately, doing great,” Schuch wrote in an email. “She was originally unresponsive when firefighters found her, but EMS cooled her and gave her oxygen and she woke up and was walking around before the fire was even out.”
She went on, “That just shows how important Mackenzie’s call was…if she had waited or hadn’t called, Fiona, the dog, wouldn’t have made it (and there would have been more damage to the house).”
Happy Labor Day from the Cape Coral Fire Department. The end of the “dog days of summer” had a different interpretation…
Firefighters who were responded to the scene presented Mackenzie with a Community Recognition Coin for the live-saving call she made. They are given to Cape Coral residents who go above and beyond.