Homeless man puts his life on the line to try to save cats and dogs trapped in their shelter fire

Keith Walker did not hesitate to risk his life to save 16 dogs and cats living in a shelter where a fire had just broken out. For the founder of the establishment, this homeless man is a guardian angel and a hero.

Keith Walker is 53 years old, 40 of whom are homeless . His only family is his dog , a Pitbull named Bravo . Every evening, he drops him off at the W-Underdogs refuge , in Atlanta , Georgia (southern United States), so that his four-legged companion can spend the night in the warmth .

This is precisely what he was about to do on December 18, when he noticed that the kitchen of the said reception structure was in the throes of flames . Risking his life , he rushed into the building to rescue the 6 dogs and 10 cats there.

I’m not going to lie. I was very scared to go in with all this smoke. But God brought me there to save these animals, ”he told CNN . A courage and sensitivity to distress inspired by his friend Bravo : “ If you love a dog, you can love anyone in the world. My dog is my best friend. I wouldn’t be here without him. I knew I had to save all those other dogs ”.

Gracie Hamlin , founder of the W-Underdogs refuge, calls Keith Walker a “ hero ” and a “ guardian angel ”. She says that while the firefighters were reluctant to handle the dogs and waited for animal control to arrive, the 50-year-old was already inside and putting the dogs and cats to safety .

Fortunately, W-Underdogs were already scheduled to move a week after the incident. The animals are therefore located on the association’s new site , still in Atlanta .

On his Facebook page, W-Underdogs announced that part of the donations sent to him through an online fundraiser will be used to help Keith Walker .

Read also: The crazy story of Ziggy, a Jack Russell Chihuahua cross stolen in Paris by a homeless man and found in Cannes!

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