Memphis firefighters are joining forces with Memphis Animal Services to save a dog’s life.
Meet Juice. He’s the first dog to be fostered by the firefighters at Fire Station 20 in south Memphis. Since Juice will be hanging out at the station MAS will have more space for incoming pets.
Officials say the new partnership is a win-win for everyone involved.
“Firefighters are on 24 hours shifts. They’re here, they sleep here, they hang out here between calls. What a great place to have a dog hangout with the firefighters until it’s time for them to go on transport,” says MAS Director Alexis Pugh.
“I think that’s great for the firefighters. The job they do is very stressful at times and they come back, and Juice will be here wagging his tail and give them a little relief from that,” says Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat.
If Juice’s stay is successful, officials say they may expand the program to other stations in the bluff city.