Puppy who was burned and abandoned now nominated for Hero Dog Award

Puppy who was burned and abandoned now nominated for Hero Dog Award
A puppy who was burned and abandoned in 2017 is now nominated for a Hero Dog Award from American Humane. (Source: Rice, Briana)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A puppy who was burned and abandoned in 2017 is now nominated for a Hero Dog Award from American Humane.

The puppy, Gabriel, first made news when he was only 10 weeks old. Caregivers at the Stray Animal Adoption Program, or SAAP put the puppy on four different medications to treat his burns. He underwent cold laser therapy.

Gabriel was then adopted by Gil Ceder in March of 2017. Sedar says that SAAP raised more than $10,000 for Gabriel’s recovery.

Seder says Gabriel saved his life.

This is how Ceder says Gabriel did it according to a post on the American Humane, “On November 19th, 2017 at 5:30 am I was awoke by my 11 month old Pittie. He was licking my chest and neck areas. I sat up and asked if he wanted to go outside to pee but his ears were pinned back and tail tucked. I sat up to pet his head because he looked distressed. When I got up to let him out I felt numbness in my hands and shortness of breath. I soon realized I was having a heart attack. 100% blockage, no blood getting through aka. “the widow maker” needless to say, I am alive today. I was a 41 yr old guy with low blood pressure, good cholesterol and no history of heart problems. I never thought I was at risk. I honestly had no idea what was going on inside my own body but my puppy did. Gabriel saved my life.”

“I would have died in my sleep if it were not for him,” Cedar said.

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