18 photos of firefighters saving animals that will warm your heart

(Did you all set your clocks forward?!)

Hubby found this article (linked here)  and I thought it was perfect for a Sunday morning!  Here you go!

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Firefighters are some of the bravest and selfless people in the world. It requires an individual to be on alert at all times. You never know when an emergency happens and help is needed. save-cat-on-ladder

Above all else, firefighters have enormous hearts, and they are willing to risk their lives for the safety of no only a human being, but an animal as well.

The photos in this post will help capture some of the amazing rescues firefighters have made for the life of an animal.

A blind dog named Inge fell off a ferry dock and into a freezing cold Lake Ontario. This firefighter plunged into the icy water and pulled the dog to safety.


Firefighter quenches a koala’s thirst as a brushfire spreads across Australia.


Brett Cunniff, a Missoula fireman, saves a kitten from a house fire. He gives it some much needed oxygen!


One owner was terrified when she realized her dog was trapped in her burning home. Luckily, firefighter Ben Lawson was on hand, and he rescued the animal.


When the Austin Fire Department heard that a deer was caught in a storm drainpipe, they rushed over and rescued the deer. They then brought her to Wildlife Rescue.


This dog is thankful for his hero. Here he is licking the ashes off his rescuer’s face.


After a firefighter rescued this kitten from a raging inferno, this cat’s reaction says it all…


A group of ducklings were trapped in a drainpipe. Firefighter Cody Knecht jumped into action and played his cell phone ringtone to lure the ducks out to safety.



British firefighters work hard to free a mare that had fallen into a bog.


Firefighter John Cusco rescues a dog from the second story of a home. Afterwards, he helps hydrate the dog.


Washington firefighters provided oxygen to hamsters who were rescued from a burning home.


This woman is grateful that this firefighter saved her feline friend.


Lawrence firefighters used a rescue boat to save a dog that was stuck in an icy pond.


Chili Fire Department firemen were working on a drill when they suddenly heard cries coming from an old car. Inside, they found four motherless kittens. They then nursed these kittens back to health and helped them find new homes.


A 7-year-old Lab was pulled from a house fire after firefighters found her trapped. They performed mouth-to-mouth to help the dog breathe. It saved his life!


Firefighter carries a cat out of an inferno. She’s clearly thankful for the fireman’s help!


Firefighters do so much for us on a daily basis. They always watch out for us!

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