Local paramedic rescues stray dog during Hurricane Harvey

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A local first responder came home with a new four-legged friend after he was deployed to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief. Paramedic Lester Hernandez encountered a stray puppy who needed a home. “She’s great. She’s super energetic, friendly, she gets along with my son. He’s turning four on the the first as a matter of fact. When I first got home from FEMA, he ran straight past me. He ran to the dog so he was very excited about having a puppy,” Hernandez said. 

Hernandez named the 8-month Collie mix “Houston”.

The Las Vegas based AMR team of paramedics were deployed to Florida on September 10 to help the victims of Hurricane Irma. They returned home on September 13.

“The AMR team was amazed by the positive response and compassion of Houston residents. We saw lines full of volunteers at the shelters all there to help their neighbors. Being part of an effort like this is worth it and AMR is proud to be a part of it,” he said. 

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