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Local dog's rescue gets national attention

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 00:42:10-05

PUEBLO — A touching picture of a dog thanking a Pueblo firefighter for saving her life is getting national attention.

Last October we first showed you a picture of a dog licking fire engineer Phil Chapin after a fire.

The website FireRescue1 has ranked that picture number 1 in its 19 Animal Rescues of 2019.

Pueblo firefighters said they appreciate the attention.

"It was incredible to see that on a national publication to see and get that recognition," said Fire Chief Steve Cervi.

Chapin said the dog visited the firefighters not long after the rescue for a more fun visit.

The firefighters say they used special pet rescue equipment donated vy the Southern Colorado Kennel Club to save the dog.