Positivity: Jaxson the Pug Honored by Idaho Town With ‘Hometown Hero Award’ for Saving Family From Fire
From Meridian, Idaho (video at link):
Oct 5, 2016, 2:25 PM ET
An 11-year-old pug named Jaxson is being honored by an entire city in Idaho.
The dog has been credited with saving his family from an electrical fire in their home that potentially could have been fatal, according to the city of Meridian.
The mayor of Meridian, Tammy de Weerd, presented the pooch with the city’s “Hometown Hero Award” on Tuesday evening.
Jaxson is the first pet to have ever received the award, which honors a person (or in this case, an animal) for their “outstanding bravery” and “heroic values of courage, compassion, character, initiative and responsibility,” the city said in a news release.
The pug “stopped a house fire from escalating and likely saved the lives in the home” earlier this year on Aug. 29, according to the news release. …
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