11 year old pug named Jaxson became the first non-human recipient of the hometown hero award in the city of Meridian, Idaho after saving his family from a fire.
Wearing a dog sized fireman helmet, the pooch was given the award for “outstanding bravery” and “heroic values of courage, compassion, character, initiative and responsibility.” He prevented a fire when he started barking after he spotted sparks coming out of an outlet. The firefighters said that the electrical fire could have easily burnt down the house.
While this achievement is amazing for anyone, let alone a dog, Jaxson’s ambitions are high and the rumor has it he may even candidate for the President. We think he’d do better than any of the current candidates.