We all have a tough start in life. It’s always been said that how you start the race isn’t as important as how you finish it. A heartwarming story of a pit bull named Jake is an excellent example of this.
Jake was in a fire when he was just a puppy. At the time, he was only a few weeks old. Jake was fortunate enough to be rescued from the flaming shed by a firefighter. He was taken to the veterinarian right away for treatment. The poor puppy was terribly burned and had burns all over his body as a result of the fire.
Jake was formally abandoned by his owners at the vet’s office, which was unfortunate for him. Things were not looking good for the tiny puppy, who had been injured and was now homeless. However, fate intervened on Jake’s part when the firefighter who rescued him decided to adopt him.
His life immediately improved as a result of this. Thanks to his new family’s love and care, Jake was able to heal from his injuries. Because his new owner was a firefighter, the puppy was able to grow up in the fire station. He adjusted well to life at the fire station, even earning his own spot atop the fire truck.
Jake’s life has been quite good since his adoption. He gets to assist the fire department in inspecting fire hydrants. He’s also the official mascot of the Hanahan Fire Department. Jake will be an ambassador to the general public as a result of this. He visits local schools on a regular basis to teach children about fire safety.
He was sworn in as the official mascot and was given the opportunity to take the K-9 oath of office. He was also promoted to official department member, which means he now has his own vest and badge. But his owner created him a small fireman outfit, which is possibly even cuter.
Jake has played such an important role in the community thanks to his work with the fire department, but this dog’s work is far from done. Jake may possibly become a licensed therapy dog in the future, allowing him to work with children who have experienced burns.