Wildfire has been causing a lot of damage across the globe. In Southern California, the wildfire dubbed as Apple Fire has forced thousands of people to flee from their homes for fear of being among possible casualties.
Greg Skeens lives nearby one of the areas where the fire was being contained. But aside from worrying about his cabin, Greg experienced great stress from losing one of his dogs.
As a result of the fire, wild animals had to come out of their habitat, and some ended up in Greg’s yard. One of them caught the attention of Buck, Greg’s Blue Heeler. Before Greg could stop Buck, the curious pup chased away the animal and ran straight into the burning woods.
Greg immediately resigned himself into thinking that Buck died. For one, the animal he chased was a coyote, generally known as animals who eat dogs. It seemed like a foregone conclusion to Greg because the coyote was three times bigger than Buck. And if the dog luckily survived the coyote’s possible attack, Buck could not have survived the raging fire.
As the Apple Fire continued to ravage Los Angeles, brave firefighters of Orange County did their best to contain it. On the fifth day, they unexpectedly discovered a pup among the rubbles who seemed lost but was unharmed by the fire. Since they have no way to identify the owner, they surrendered the dog to animal control.
Later, one of the animal control officers met Greg while visiting the neighborhood and offering assistance to animal owners. As soon as Greg informed him about Buck, the officer immediately knew that it was the same pup surrendered by the firefighters. Greg was overwhelmed with shock and gratitude in learning that his beloved pet was alive.
Buck is now safely back at home with Greg and his family. Their experience is a lesson for dog owners to keep their pets restrained during confusing situations to avoid going through what Greg must have felt. But to end this article on a positive note, watch their emotional reunion in the video below.
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