Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Real World Superhero - Officer Patrick Bush

Euless Police Officer Patrick Bush
holding Jetta, one of our senior pugs

Teresa Santos, a volunteer with DFW Pug Rescue, was at work when she received a call that her Euless apartment was burning. Her first thought and greatest fear was for the safety of her three pugs and two cats who were inside that apartment on the other side of town.

When Teresa arrived on the scene, she found her pets safely in the care of Officer Patrick Bush. Patrick's first action when Teresa's neighbors told him her pugs were trapped inside was to race to her apartment and take her door down to save them. Officer Bush said when he entered the smoky apartment, he saw all three of her pug's harnesses hanging by the door. When he grabbed them, Pudge, Shadow and Killer, Teresa's pugs, all lined up in front of him, ready for their "daily walk" and a stroll to safety under his care and guidance.

But the story doesn't end there - after she was reunited with her pets, Teresa had time to thank Patrick and learned that he is a pug rescuer, too, and had already adopted a rescue pug from DFW Pug Rescue before the fire.

Thanks to Patrick's quick thinking, Teresa's little ones are all safe and sound today. We appreciate you so much Patrick!


Pug Posse said...

What a wonderful story! Officer Bush is a true hero in our book :-)
Pug hugs and kisses,
The Pug Posse

mormar said...

What a great story. Pug resue and rescuers are the best.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Kudos to all of you!!!

Original Puglover said...

Thank the Lord for people and police officers like Officer Bush. My one true fear is that this could also happen to my puggies when I am not at home. Teresa was lucky and her guardian angel was there when needed.

Darlene said...

That officer is a hero in my eyes!!!


Thanks you so much Officer Bush for saving these those fantastic puggies.
My Mommy is with Dachshund Rescue of Houston, where she adopted me, and she said your are very brave and it's so nice that you adopted a pug cause they are some of my bestest friends.

Moan & thr Mommy too!!

carolejordan said...

A true hero! God bless Officer Bush!

Lauren said...

Thank you so much, Officer! Thank you for knowing how much these animals mean to us. Bless you.

Anonymous said...

The story doesn't say that upon Teresa coming home and finding her apartment building fully engulfed in fire, she ran full speed srceaming that her "babies" were in the apartment. I recognized her from photos inside the residence, and Myself and another officer had to physically subdue Teresa till I could tell her that her puggies were safe and sound in the managers office. It was an awesome reunion when she saw her pugs. -Officer Patrick Bush

Anonymous said...

You are a true hero and inspiration to others, Officer Bush. Thank you for your bravery and compassion in saving these innocent creatures who couldn't save themselves!

Christine said...

what a wonderful story, thanks for rescuing and sharing this !
big thanks to a special man, Officer Bush !
Best wishes