If you have ever had a pet dog, then you understand that our pups will always do their best to protect our home. This is because they consider us as part of their dog pack, so our “territory” should be protected. This is why they tend to growl and bark at strangers who come near our homes.
However, on the 16th of August this year, this wasn’t the case for this scared pooch when a stranger was climbing up to their second-floor porch. It’s because their house was on fire, and he desperately needed help. Warding off a man who is trying to rescue him is the last thing that was on the doggo’s mind.
This November, the footage from the body camera worn by Patrolman Travis Sodon that fateful day was released. The clip is showing Sodon leaping into action at the burning home somewhere in Atlantic Highlands. The house owners weren’t at home, but the officers understood there were two dogs trapped inside the property.
Patrolman Sodon didn’t waste any time. He found a scaffolding right beside the house that he used to try to reach the poodle on the second-floor porch. However, the scaffolding wasn’t high enough. The borough’s former fire chief then handed him a chair that he stepped on to further boost himself up.
The officer then coaxed the scared poodle near him. Spooked out doggos tend to disobey their owners, let alone strangers who are trying to help them. Luckily, this pooch wasn’t too scared to not come near Patrolman Sodon. The policeman then grabbed the doggo from the neck.
He lifted the pooch up and handed him over to this colleague. Moments later, the fire department arrived and put out the flame. They were able to save the house from destruction, and they found the other doggo, safe and sound, at the back of the house. Patrolman Sodon was awarded a service award several weeks later.
Credits: CBS New York