As many of us are aware, the Fourth of July may be frightening for dogs. The crackles and explosions of pyrotechnics frighten the poor, confused dogs. Plus, powerful pyrotechnics can cause harm to both humans and dogs.
On July 4, a house in Tennessee caught fire due to the inappropriate disposal of fireworks. The family slept in the burning home, unaware of the danger. They were fortunate to have an extremely attentive rescue dog as a neighbor.
The fire happened at about 10:20 p.m., an hour after fireworks and other explosive materials were discarded by unknown individuals. The house’s exterior was consumed by flames, which eventually reached the attic.
A hero awoke next door. Three-year-old Roux, a Belgian Malinois, began barking frantically and weirdly at the front door of his home. The owner of Roux, Jeff LeCates, was alerted and he opened the door to find out what Roux was barking about.
Roux raced outside as LeCates unlocked his residence’s front door. LeCates then witnessed the fire in his neighbor’s home. He slammed on their front door to swiftly wake them awake.
Roux’s barking appeared to be effective. The family of three and their pets were able to safely evacuate the house.
While waiting for the fire department, LeCates extinguished the fire using a garden hose.
Roux saved countless lives despite the fact that the fire caused more than $50,000 worth of damage.
Roux would not have met LeCates if not for the woman LeCates rescued from a fire a few months ago. The woman is a dog groomer and knew 15 months before that Roux needed a home. In light of the fact that LeCates had recently lost his German Shepherd, she believed that Roux would make an excellent new friend for him.
German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are not of the same breed, however, they share many characteristics. These gorgeous canines are excellent workers. They excel at search and rescue operations and capturing military suspects. In the event of an emergency, dogs like Roux are unquestionably outstanding.
The fact that Roux rescued the man who assisted in his recovery is compelling evidence that everything happens for a reason. Their story is also a compelling plea for the safe and responsible usage and disposal of fireworks.
Source: Nick Beres NC5