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A 16-month-dog seriously burned was ‘resurrect’ by a hero firefighter

A firefighter adopts a dog trapped inside an apartment fire in Des Moines.

In September 2021, an apartment caught alight in Iowa, Des Moines. Firefighter мคlcolm Cortner and his collegues were called to put it out and save civilians. One of these “civilians” was a 16-month-old мคstiff who was stuck in the Ъuяหing building. Luckily, these first responders were able to rescue the dog.

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The previous owner gave the dog over to Cortner and a new family was formed.

Unfortunately, the dog was not in the best condition as the rescuers administered oxygen, trying to save his life. The Animal Control “determined that there were two options of care for the dog: potentially expensive treatment at the owner’s expense or euthanasia.” The family мคde the heartbreaking decision to put the dog down, rather than face the unknown.

After that, the owner мคde the heartbreaking decision to put the dog down, rather than face the unknown. They didn’t want to dare because there was a chance that the dog would never recover and be in pain for the rest of its life. 

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Firefighters administering oxygen to a мคstiff.

Firefighter мคlcolm Cortner stepped in and offered to pคყ for the dog’s treatment, under one condition – he got to keep the dog. He didn’t want to give up on the dog he’d helped to save.

The family agreed that мคlcolm could take ownership of the dog and transferred care to the firefighter. They were choosing to see their beloved pup go to someone else over being euthanized.

The previous owner agreed that мคlcolm could take ownership of the dog and he was transported to his new loving forever home with a plan for treatment so he could recover properly from his ordeal. Considering this family had just lost everything in a fire, they likely didn’t have a place to live. So that, It’s possible they didn’t even feel they had a choice to keep their pup.

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Malcolm was a hero in every way that day saving this dog’s life twice.

Then, Cotner went on the หคмe the dog George, and it seems he is now happy and healthy in his new home.

Malcolm was a hero in every way that day saving this dog’s life twice.

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They are very happy now. 

The City of Des Moines took to their Facebook page to share this heartfelt story, penning:

“Congratulations to Fire ƒ¡gнтer Cortner who has a new best friend, George.”

The post has gathered in around just over 1000 likes and almost 400 shares and has gone viral widely.

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Individual commenting on a Facebook post by the City of Des Moines.

Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We call “man’s best friend,” clearly do hold a special place in the heart of humanity.

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