Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tiny Jake was only 3 weeks old when he found himself trapped in a burning shed. Saved by a local firefighter Bill Lindler, the pup suffered burns to 75% of his body, including his paw pads. Soon his owners abandoned him at the vet as they couldn’t afford to pay for his care. Luckily for the pooch, the same firefighter who saved him decided to adopt him too, when he heard the news.
Surrounded by loving people at the Hanahan Fire Department, Jake recovered quickly. He has become the official mascot of the Fire Department and now goes to schools to help kids learn about fire safety and what to do on emergencies. He even has his own badge! “I had plans on using Jake as a therapy dog, but have changed gears and we are focusing on training him to be an Arson Detection Dog,” Lindler told Bored Panda.
Be sure to click through to see the pictures. I liked this one: