Homeless Man Rushes Into Fire And Saves Every Animal From Burning Shelter

The concept of guardian angels isn't new, but it's not often we get to seemingly see some in action.

When disaster struck at W-Underdogs shelter, they got to watch a true hero in action as a homeless man rushed in and saved every single animal.

A fire can strike at any time for any reason.

Unfortunately for W-Underdogs shelter in Atlanta, it happened when employees were away.

On December 18, an electrical fire swept through the facility, rendering it inhabitable.

A swift response from the Atlanta Fire Department helped stop the flames, but they weren't the only saviors that day.

Keith Walker, a local homeless man, saw the fire and knew the animals were at risk.

So, he ran into the building again and again to rescue every single animal, six dogs, and ten cats.

Kieth was understandably nervous, but knew it's what he had to do.

“I was nervous as hell, I’m not going to lie,” Walker said in an interview with CNN. “I was really scared to go in there with all that smoke. But God put me there to save those animals.”

This wasn't W-Underdog's first time interacting with Keith either.

The reason Keith saw the fire at all was because he was on his way to pick up his own dog, Bravo, which W-Underdogs boards overnight for him.

“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.”

In a Facebook post, the shelter calls Keith one of their guardian angels.

A sentiment Grace Hamlin, founder of W-Underdogs, elaborates on, “Even the firefighters didn’t want to handle the dogs. They called animal control, but Keith was already in the building pulling out the cats and dogs until they were all safe.”

“I can’t thank him enough for saving my animals. I’m still in disbelief because I’ve been around a fire and I know how fast they flare-up. He is my hero.”

Luckily, the shelter was already in the process of moving to a new location.

They were able to move the animals in early, thankfully, meaning they're safe in their new (temporary) home.

In order to get back on their feet and replace items lost in the fire, they're accepting donations now more than ever, which you can read more about on their website.

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