Firefighter William Linder was washing his car last year when he smelled smoke. A neighbor’s shed was on fire and when he entered, he found a little pit bull puppy cowering in the corner.
He revived the puppy with mouth-to-snoot resuscitation and the puppy was admitted to a veterinary hospital with burns over 75% over his body.
The puppy endured six weeks of antibiotics and morphine to survive his injuries. His owners abandoned him because they couldn’t pay for his care. So Linder, who works in Hanahan, South Carolina, adopted him.
Although Jake has bald spots from the burns where fur will never grow, he’s become a station mascot and Linder takes him to elementary schools to teach fire prevention.
Another pit bull showing the world that, just like other dogs, they only want be loved.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand