One evening in West Palm Beach, Florida, fire rescue Captain Gregg Gordon and his team were called to take care of a fire. Fire Rescue Captain Gregg Gordon and his team rushed over to the scene. When they got there, they came across a distressing sight: they found a sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇly ʙᴜʀɴed guard dog tied up to a tree. The poor dog was howling in p.a.i.n.
One of the team ᴄᴜᴛ him loose and took him straight to the Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center (JPESC).
He sᴜffᴇʀed third-degree burns and howled with pain when rescuers rushed him to Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Centre. “The little guy was burned up pretty good,” Gordon told. “Even when we grabbed him, he was very ᴅɪsᴛʀᴇssᴇᴅ. I was concerned whether he would live.”
Dr Latimer is a ᴠᴇᴛ at JPESC, he was on call the night the ʙᴜʀɴed pup, nicknamed Smokey, was taken in, he saw the ᴡᴏʀsᴛ of the burns were on Smokeys backside.
Thankfully, Dr. Latimer said Smokey was going to be okay, despite him needing a lot of treatment and care before he recovers.
About a week after Smokey was home, they took him to JPESC for a check-up. As soon as Dr. Latimer walked into the room, Smokey jumped up and gave him a hug! The dog clearly knew that Dr. Latimer had saveᴅ his life, and he wanted to thank him.
“As you can see, he is SO thankful for all of the care, love, and treatments that he received during his time with us! Welcome back, Smokey!” JPESC wrote on social networks.
This was also when another ᴠᴇᴛ at the center, Dr. Katelyn Thomas, who had fᴀʟʟᴇɴ in love with SMOKEY decided to officially adopt him. She named him Fen, and the pair have been together and happy for a few years now. The pup loves everything about his home, and he’s still as sweet as can be. He and his mom also go on lots of adventures together, and Fen has discovered that he loves swimming. About a week after Captain Gordon brought Smokey home, he took him to JPESC for a check-up. As soon as Dr. Latimer walked into the room, Smokey jumped up and gave him a hug! The dog clearly knew that Dr. Latimer had saved his life, and he wanted to thank him.
Fen had a rough start to life and is in a wonderful forever home!