Keith Walker, a 53-year-old homeless man, has been hailed as a hero for saving the lives of ten cats and six dogs. When he saw flames rising from W-Underdogs, an animal sanctuary in Atlanta, Georgia, the heroic guy did not hesitate to risk his life to save the helpless animals. All of the animals trapped inside the blazing shelter were rescued and survived thanks to his bravery.
Keith told CNN, “I was nervous, I’m not going to lie.” “With all that smoke, I was terrified to enter.” However, God placed me there to help those animals.”
Keith, who has lived on the streets since he was 13, has a pit bull named Bravo as a companion. He was on his way to the shelter to pick up his puppy when the fire broke out. Gracie Hamlin, the owner of the shelter, knows Keith since she allows him to leave Bravo there every night.
“You can love anyone in the world if you love a dog,” the brave man stated. “My dog is my best buddy, and without him, I wouldn’t be here, therefore I knew I had to help all those other dogs.”
Gracie was overjoyed to learn that, because of Keith’s bravery, all of the animals at the shelter were safe. She told CNN, “He is my guardian angel.” “He was removing the cats and dogs till everyone was safe.” I owe him a debt of gratitude for protecting my animals. I’m still stunned because I’ve been near fires before and know how quickly they can erupt. He is a hero to me.”
Thankfully, the shelter was only a few days away from relocating the animals to a new location, and the rescued animals had all been transferred!