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Dogs Hitch a Ride With Maryland Firefighters

The crew also rescued a dog from a hot car



    Prince George's County Fire and EMS
    A group of Prince George's County firefighters got to hold some cute pups after responding to a medical call.

    A group of Maryland firefighters gave a helping hand to a few four-legged furry friends Saturday morning — saving one from a hot car.

    Prince George's County firefighters were called to the Home Depot in the 6000 block of Oxon Hill Road after a man reported having chest pains.

    The man was in his vehicle in the store's parking lot with three dogs. He told the firefighters he had been drinking and was intoxicated, fire officials said.

    Firefighters offered to take him to the hospital, but he declined. The concerned firefighters then called police who told the man he was in no condition to drive home. They suggested he walk to his house nearby.

    The firefighters then noticed a dog left in another parked vehicle in the lot. All of the vehicle's windows were closed.

    The crew found a door unlocked and rescued the dog. They tended to the pup until its owners returned to the vehicle, fire officials said.

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    Firefighters then gave the three other dogs an adventurous ride back home on-board the fire engine.

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.