East Haven, CT – A puppy rescued from a parked car, with an interior temperature that climbed to a sweltering 122 degrees, has a new home with the fire department that helped save his life. The pup, dubbed Riggs, was surrendered by his owner and he will now be the Station Support Dog for the East Haven Fire Department.
East Haven Mayor Joseph A. Carfora said:
“He has a great temperament and will get along with the on-duty crews as well as be an ambassador to the department at public education and community events.”
Area residents helped choose the puppy’s new name. Riggs beat out “Cinder” by a narrow margin. In a press release, Mayor Joseph Carfora said:
“He is an official ambassador for the department. Riggs is an Eastie now.”