An 11-year-old girl from the United States of America is currently being labeled as a hero after they reportedly managed to save the life of a puppy.
According to multiple reports the girl saved a puppy from the house of their neighbor after it caught fire.
The girl has been identified as Mackenzie Jenkins, from Cape Coral, Florida.
Her quick act helped save her neighbors 6-year-old puppy on Saturday evening of last week.
The girl said she acted quickly after hearing dog barks and smoke coming out from her neighbor’s house.
11-year-old Mackenzie was sitting on a swing on Labor day weekend when she noticed smoke coming out from the house.
She dialed 911 away and alerted the emergency services about the happening.
Cape Coral Fire Department’s public affairs specialist, Andrea Schuch, said that the girl called dispatchers to the house at around 6:45 PM.
Firefighters ended up locating the dog thanks to the description the 11-year-old girl gave them.
Fiona, the puppy, was found unresponsive, however, firefighters acted fast with oxygen and Fiona was saved on the scene.
During an interview with Fox News, Schuch said:
The dog is, fortunately, doing great. She was originally unresponsive when firefighters found her, but EMS cooled her and gave her oxygen and she woke up and was walking around before the fire was even out. That just shows how important Mackenzie’s call was… if she had waited or hadn’t called, Fiona, the dog, wouldn’t have made it (and there would have been more damage to the house.
Local firefighters ended up presenting a Community Recognition Coin TO Mackenzie.
The coin was handed out to her as a reward to acknowledge local residents, who go above and beyond for their community.
The Cape Coral Fire Department posted about the incident on their official Facebook Page.
They said in the post:
Happy Labor Day from the Cape Coral Fire Department. The end of the ‘dog days of summer’ had a different interpretation for Cape Coral Firefighters this weekend. Engine 8 responded to a public service call for a puppy whose head got stuck between two bars under a couch. Fortunately, they were able to free the pup quickly and with no injuries, much to the relief of his family! Then Engines 2 and 3, Ladder 1, Truck 4, Rescues 3 and 4, and Battalions 1 and 2 responded to a residential structure fire and, thanks to the quick actions of 11-year-old Mackenzie Jenkins, were able to save a 6-month-old puppy named Fiona. Mackenzie had gone outside to swing when she heard the neighbor’s dog barking and saw smoke coming from the house. She quickly called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers what she saw. When firefighters were able to make entry, they knew to search for a dog thanks to the information provided by Mackenzie.Fiona was unresponsive when firefighters found her, but Lee County EMS cooled her and provided oxygen, and by the time the fire was out, she was up and walking around! Firefighters presented Mackenzie with a Community Recognition Coin for her actions which not only prevented further damage to her neighbor’s home from the fire but saved their dog’s life. Great job, Mackenzie!!
Such a strong and good girl!
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