RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - Tears of joy after a lost dog was rescued from the Apple Fire by Orange County firefighters has been reunited with his owner, officials said Tuesday.
Little Buck was discovered wandering along the fire line by crews who were battling the massive fire, according to an Instagram post from the Orange County Professional Firefighters.
Sgt. Huennekens visited Mr. Skeens earlier this week to ask if he needed any help with food or water with his animals. That’s when the officer learned of Mr. Skeens’ missing dog.
According to Buck's owner, he said the dog ran off during the Apple Fire as the fire closed in on the property and Buck chased away a coyote. The dog never returned, so Mr. Skeens presumed, sadly, his dog was attacked by a pack of coyotes and killed.
What’s your dog look like, the officer asked. He described the dog and the officer quickly told him: “We’ve got your dog!”
What a happy reunion!