An intense dog rescue was recently shared by officers of the Atlanta Police Department, who discovered an unconscious dog in a burning apartment building.
Bodycam footage shows a team of officers finding the dog lying on a darkened porch surrounded by smoke.
Officer Robert Winkler (who was wearing the bodycam) quickly pulled the dog to safety and once the dog was away from the fire, the team of officers worked to revive him.
“Smokey” was gently placed on the ground while an officer administered CPR. He was wrapped in a coat to warm him up and also given oxygen to resuscitate him.
Once he was revived, Smokey was brought to Fulton County Animal Services for an overnight stay at a veterinary hospital.
Smokey is now looking for his forever home and is available for adoption.
“We are so incredibly proud of the compassion and love our officers showed for this animal, thank you,” Atlanta Police Department wrote on Facebook. “We also thank the firefighters with Atlanta Fire Rescue and Grady’s emergency responders for helping save Smokey.”
Watch Smokey’s incredible rescue in the video below.
APD CARES: On the night of January 7, 2018, Atlanta Police Department officers in Zone 1 saved a dog from an apartment fire at Mayson Turner Rd. and Joseph E. Boone Blvd. Below is body camera footage obtained from Officer Robert Winkler. He quickly pulled the dog to safety and Officer Austin Denninger carried the dog away from the fire. Officer Markevis Holloway then contacted APD’s Animal Cruelty Liaison Senior Police Officer Amy Soeldner for assistance at the scene. SPO Soeldner wrapped the dog in her coat while Grady EMT Jesse Johnson provided him with oxygen. The dog was resuscitated and turned over to Fulton County Animal Services for an overnight stay at a veterinary hospital. The dog has now taken on the name “Smokey” and is available for adoption. Information on how to adopt Smokey here: http://bit.ly/2DjWaKyWe are so incredibly proud of the compassion and love our officers showed for this animal, thank you. We also thank the firefighters with Atlanta Fire Rescue and Grady’s emergency responders for helping save Smokey.#Respect #BestandBrightest #AnimalLovers #AdoptMe #RescueDog
Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Monday, January 22, 2018