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Crockett city employees step up and help abandoned puppy

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Source: John Angerstein Source: John Angerstein
CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

Everyday firefighters rush to the aid of people, but today there is one lucky puppy that has a firefighter to thank for a second chance at a home.

As a firefighter mike hardy took an oath to save lives including man's best friend.

"Once I saw the dog and how well mannered she was, it was a no brainer," Hardy said.

On Monday, Gypsy, the name given to her by Hardy, fell out of a truck, right in front of Crockett's Public Works Director, Kelly McChesney.

"The person in the truck stopped and I asked if it was his dog and he said he didn't want her so I picked her up and said let me have her," McChesney said.

Unable to keep the dog herself, McChesney enlisted the help of the Crockett Fire Department and an online campaign was started to find a new home for the pup.

"They always try to help everybody and I was just so happy they were helping a puppy," McChesney said.

It wouldn't be long before one of their own would step up.

"It kind of hurt because I am a pet lover and I just couldn't see letting the dog be discarded in that fashion," Hardy said.

Hardy may look tough but McChesney knew there was a softer side to the firefighter.

"I saw mike hold the dog and how she was with him and the look on his face when he was holding her, I said, ‘He's the one,"' McChesney said.

Ever since taking in Gypsy, she has been the talk of the town.

"Everybody talks about how cute she is and what a loving dog she is," Hardy said.

She has also become a symbol of hope and love.

Hardy believes Gypsy may be 10 weeks old and is taking her to the veterinarian office  to have her shots done and to look at a possible broken rib.

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