German Shepherd Hailed As Hero For Saving Children Trapped Inside a Burning Home
It takes a lot of time and effort to become a K9. A dog chosen for such a well-known profession must be incredibly smart and brave. Some K9 retain these characteristics even after retirement.
One such K9 is Maxx, formerly with Florida’s Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Saving a family from a burning house, he once again proved himself a hero.
German Shepherds like Maxx are the most popular breeds in the K9 squad. When it comes to the work ethic required of K9 officers, the breed is natural. They are also obedient and loyal, making them ideal for the task at hand. Maxx is the epitome of this. Firefighters reported that the house was on fire.
The Seminole County Fire Department was the first to respond to a fire in an apartment building. A fire brigade was called to the scene by the owner’s neighbor, Chip Dover. Dover noticed that the fire was already engulfing the building’s backyard.
On the emergency call, Dover said “The whole back of the house was destroyed.” A neighbor helped the wife escape.
Dover smashed windows with garden furniture and helped rescue an imprisoned family. Dover was able to persuade the wife Margot Feaser to go to the window with the help of his son. Margo, when Maxx comes to the rescue, informs Dover that her husband and two children were left in the house.
Then Maxx, Margo’s husband’s dog, took action. When the fire brigade arrived at the scene, Maxx guided them into a smoky corridor. He immediately took them to two children, who were then safely taken.
Then Max took the firefighter to Marg’s husband. He was also taken safely. Some members of the family suffered life-threatening injuries while they were still alive and were taken to a nearby hospital.
Margo’s husband, a deputy at the Sheriff’s Office in Seminole County, adopted Maxx when he retired from police work. After the incident, Sheriff Don Eslinger said, “Thanks to the neighbors for their immediate action, especially to the firefighters who bravely entered the burning building and endangered the lives of the Feaser family”.
Maxx was finally completely recovered from his injury and was allowed to go home.
Watch the video below to learn more about Maxx and his achievements.