VIDEO: Alaska hero dog leads state troopers to burning building

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A hero dog in Alaska is being honored for leading authorities to a burning building. Buddy the German Shepherd, who guided state troopers to a fire at his family’s property, received a silver-plated dog bowl today in Anchorage.


Photo: CBS News

According to the
Associated Press:

Troopers say Buddy and his owner, 23-year-old Ben Heinrichs, were in the family workshop when a heater ignited chemicals. Heinrichs told Buddy: “We need to get help.”

The dog eventually found a trooper responding to a call about the fire.

The State Troopers are presenting a special award Friday to
the dog. Buddy will receive an engraved silver-plated dog bowl in

Heinrichs suffered minor flash burns on his face. The workshop was
destroyed, but only some window trim on the house was damaged. (Read
the full story.
)Thank you Buddy for showing just how
amazing dogs truly are!

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