A homeless man risked his life to save those who are in a similar predicament as him. Only they aren’t people.
On December 18, a brave homeless man from Atlanta, Georgia, rushed into a bᴜʀɴɪɴɢ animal shelter, risking his own life to save the animals ᴛʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ inside.
“Bravo is a large, male pitbull with a load of energy and a friendly personality. He is very strong but very loving. He is much loved,” Stilwell said.
Actually, Walker was on his way to pick up Bravo and take him for a walk when he saw the fire.
The fire had engulfed the kitchen of the shelter. At great personal risk, Keith was able to rescue every animal from inside the building, a total of six dogs and 10 cats.
Gracie Hamlin, the founder of W-Underdogs, said Keith is her guardian angel. “Even the firefighters didn’t want to handle the dogs. They called animal control, but Keith was already in the building ᴘᴜʟʟɪɴɢ ᴏᴜᴛ the cats and dogs until they were all safe.”
Keith, who has been homeless since the age of 13:
” I was nervous as ʜᴇʟʟ, I’m not going to lie. I was really scared to go in there with all that smoke. But God put me there to save those animals. If you love a dog, you can love anyone in the world. My dog is my best friend, and I wouldn’t be here without him, so I knew I had to save all those other dogs. “
Although the shelter was not completely ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏᴇᴅ by the flames, the building is reportedly now uninhabitable.
She said the fire was a s.h.o.c.k but W-Underdogs are very grateful to Keith for saving the animals they love. The critters are now safe in their new center and doing well.
Fortunately, at the time of the fire, W-Underdogs had been just one week away from moving its animals to a brand new facility, also based in Atlanta.