FDNY firefighters Engine 225 and Ladder 107 in Brooklyn reunited a lost dog with its owner on Oct. 16.
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FDNY firefighters helped reunite a lost dog with its owner on Tuesday.
The crew from Engine 225 and Ladder 107 in Brooklyn heard a knock on the door of their firehouse the previous night and were told by a passerby that there was dog tied to a fence in the alley behind the station, according to a department news release.
They first looked around for anyone who would have left the dog there and after being unsuccessful, they brought the dog inside because it was raining.
They gave the pug-mix breed dog food and water and a blanket to sleep on and waited until the following morning to search for its owner.
"(He's) a well-behaved, well-trained dog, so we knew someone owned him, he wasn't a stray," Firefighter Perry Scholl said. "We knew someone was missing him."
In the morning, members of Engine 225 took the dog to the ASPCA and found a flyer from someone who was searching for her dog named Champ that matched the description of the dog they found.
The firefighters contacted the owner and scheduled a time to reunite the two that evening.