BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) — A firefighter rescued a newborn puppy trapped underneath burning brush in Bakersfield.
The firefighter said he couldn’t see the animal at first but could hear its cries for help.READ MORE: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
A veterinarian said the pup is under a week old and suffered some burns in the fire.READ MORE: Police Investigating Shooting In South Los Angeles
A local animal rescue sprung into action to help the puppy.
“He’s very little, he’s got his eyes closed still,” said Pet Matchmaker Rescue’s Morgan Sokolow. “We think that mom was able to get the other babies out and took off with them but was unable to reach this one because he was underneath the fire.MORE NEWS: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
The puppy, named Fuego, will spend roughly two months in a foster home before being available for adoption.