Over 88,000 people have evacuated their homes due to the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada. Some of these evacuations were so sudden that residents were unable to go home to rescue their pets. Allison Wiseman is one of those pet parents and she was devastated at the thought of losing her best friend.
Allison tearfully told the Star:
They can’t help themselves. They’re innocent and they don’t know if their owners are coming home.
Cuddles was with a caretaker when officials announced the mandatory evacuation order. The caretaker was not at home at the time and couldn’t get back to rescue the pup. Allison’s cousin called an old friend, who prefers to remain anonymous, to help. By this time, Cuddles had been alone for over 36 hours.
This brave Good Samaritan refused to evacuate and instead, stayed in the burning city to help residents. Allison spoke with the man over Facetime and directed him to her apartment complex.
“I said, break the door down — you got to do what you got to do. I’ll pay for it — I don’t care.”
After entering and climbing to the third floor of the building, the hero was able to rescue Cuddles, and sent the following video so Allison could breathe a sigh of relief that she was doing well.
Feature Image: Facebook/ Allison Wiseman
H/T: The Star