Animal rescue anecdotes are always a delight to hear. As brave, curious, and different animals may be, they too have their moments of weakness and helplessness. And that’s where we come in.
Captain Bryant knows this all too well.
He did not hesitate to get on his knees and rescue a pup that was trapped under a pile of rubble.
A group of bikers who were nearby heard cries from under a pile of rocks and immediately called for rescue.
Captain Bryant sprung into action. He didn’t just try to pull the scared puppy out, either. He was as gentle as can be, encouraging it to inch closer to the opening.
The pup was so frightened and helpless that it almost didn’t want to come out.
But thanks to Captain Bryant’s coaxing, the puppy was finally out.
If you think the puppy was the only one overjoyed at being freed, you’re wrong. Captain Bryant was more than triumphant. He was sincerely happy at being able to rescue such a helpless creature from its predicament.
And that’s where it all began.
As he held the puppy in his arms, it couldn’t stop wriggling and licking the firefighter on the face. Each nuzzle brought a smile to Captain Bryant’s face, the response immediately forming an attachment between the two.
Of course, Captain Bryant had to follow animal rescue SOP. That means letting the animal shelter take immediate care of the pup and allow a certain period for its rightful owner to come and take him home.
You can guess what happened next.
“He’s my dog and he’s coming home with me.”
Typically, it’s saddening to hear of animals not being claimed by their owners after days, weeks, and months of being in the shelter. While they’re in perfectly good hands, nothing compares to an innocent animal thriving in its own home. Fortunately, people like Captain Bryant give animals like the scared pup hope.
After staying in the shelter for five days, no one scared the rescued puppy and Captain Bryant knew what to do next.
He went back for the puppy and made it official.
At the time of rescue, the puppy must have sensed that Captain Bryant was the perfect pet parent. It sure knew how to disarm the firefighter! By watching the video, you can tell the puppy immediately found Captain Bryant’s soft spot and wasted no time nestling in it.
Now, they live happily together and the puppy is as healthy and happy as can be.
There’s nothing like witnessing a wonderful first encounter between man and dog. The way they respond to each other upon meeting can more or less determine if they’ll end up good friends or not. In Captain Bryant’s case, it was love at first sight.
The puppy showered him with affection as soon as it was freed from the rubble trap, as if to thank the brave firefighter and win him over.
Captain Bryant was convinced they belonged together. In his own words, his priorities were:
“Getting him home, getting him a stable environment, and just giving him the love that he deserves.”
Thanks to Captain Bryant, this puppy now has a warm, safe place to call home and a family in Captain Bryant.
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Source: Delmarva Now – Daily Times