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Police Officer's Body Cam Footage Shows Heroic Rescue Of A Dog From Burning Building

After a fire broke out in an abandoned building in Atlanta, police were given the responsibility to search for anyone who was still inside. While they didn't find any people, Officer Robert Winkler did spot a dog laying on the smokey floor.

While the dog wasn't moving, he felt like there was still hope. He couldn't tell if he was breathing, but Winkler knew that he had to act fast if he wanted this pup to have a chance. He grabbed the dog and pulled him from the burning building, carrying him out of the range of the smoke. The really remarkable thing was that it was all captured on his body camera.

Atlanta Police Department

They called the ASPCA as soon as they could so they could get advice on how to help the poor dog, and when the EMTs arrived they were able to give him oxygen and they were able to resuscitate him. And now he looks like a whole new dog.

Fellow police officer, Amy Soeldner, wrapped the dog in her jacket to help the pup stabilize as he was shivering a lot. It's pretty understandable given that he was so close to death.

Atlanta Police Department

After they successfully saved this dog from a burning building, he was brought to the vet overnight just so they could give him the care he needed.

He was given the very fitting name of Smokey, and brought to the Fulton County Animal Shelter to try and find him a new home.

Smokey is currently waiting to find his forever home, but he's got a smile on his face after surviving such a traumatizing event.

Thank God these officers were able to save Smokey, and hopefully now he will find a new home that will make sure he gets all the love he deserves.