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Dog Rescued by Austin Firefighters in Flooding Doing ‘Great’

535774_356844597716352_1386469703_nThe Austin, Texas Fire Department is getting some national attention from a Facebook post this week, now featured prominently on Huffington Post. The post captured firefighters rescuing “Panda” from flooding.

We don’t just rescue two-legged victims…we love our four-legged friends as well. Two of AFD’s finest –Firefighter Matt Harvey and Firefighter Michael Cooper, both from B shift–show just what that means – Austin Fire Department

Panda, pictured below at the vet, is doing “great” according to a post Friday on Facebook.

“We’re happy to report that Panda is doing great and has been staying with our friends at the Austin Humane Society until she can be reunited with her owners,” the department post stated. “Thankfully, Panda has a microchip so they’ll be easy to track down. (This is a great example of why microchipping is SO important–your pets can’t speak for themselves.) Many, many thanks for all the kind comments and messages we have received about our folks who rescued Panda. As they have said, “we were just doing our job” but we think Panda might say otherwise!”

Austin Fire Department photo.
Austin Fire Department photo.

Kudos to a job well done representing the fire service to Firefighters Harvey and Cooper, and the entire Austin Fire Department.

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