Stray dog wandering Philadelphia streets finds forever family in 'heart of gold' firefighter

  • Source: WTXF-TV FOX 29 Philadelphia
  • Published: 06/21/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Philadelphia firefighters are some of the bravest men and women anyone could find, risking their lives to save others and their property. But, one firefighter from Ladder 19 went above and beyond the job description. Anthony Menna has been a firefighter for eight years, five of those in Philadelphia. Just last year, he was named Firefighter of the Year. His lieutenant, Olly McDonagh, says, "He just happened to witness a car accident. Person unconscious, car on fire. He dove in the smoke-filled car, pulled the unconscious person from the car, saved their life, and then went home." So, it’s really no surprise that on June 14th, Menna came to the rescue of a severely matted and sickly stray dog, wandering outside the fire station. "We felt really bad for him, seeing him out there. We couldn’t leave him," Menna stated.


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