A puppy found trapped in a hot car in Connecticut has found a new home and a special role thanks to the local firefighters.
The 6-month-old dachshund-boxer-beagle mix was rescued from a car where temperatures had soared to about 122 degrees. His owner eventually surrendered him to animal control, leading to a heartwarming turn of events.
The puppy was adopted by the very same fire department that came to his rescue, complete with a new name chosen through a naming contest: Riggs, a fitting name for a fire station pup. Riggs now serves as the official support dog for the fire station, offering comfort and helping firefighters cope with the stresses of their job.
Congratulations to Riggs and the firefighters who gave him a new lease on life!