Carlos the fire dog vanishes from SBCo Station

VICTORVILLE • Six months ago, Carlos wiggled his way into the hearts of several burly firefighters, but a few days ago, the black Chihuahua went missing from the San Bernardino County Fire station. “He’s become a part of our family and we’d like to find him,” said Firefighter Ryan Beckers. Carlos was able to get out of the station at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds Wednesday morning and hasn’t been seen since. When the firefighters first found Carlos back in June, he was cowering near the drill tower. “He was pretty tattered,” Beckers said. “You could tell he had been in a few scraps.” Everyone at the fire station worked together to help nurse Carlos back to health with the help of the veterinarians at the Hesperia Animal Hospital. They even put up the cost of the little dog’s eye surgery. “We shopped him around for a while to some of the guys who worked here, but he began to grow on us,” Beckers stated. “So we decided to keep him.” While many do not immediately think of a Chihuahua as a fire station dog, Carlos became quite at home among the firefighters. “When we would have a call, he would run out to the engines,” Beckers chuckled. “He knew when we’d have a call.” Carlos is a small, black Chihuahua who does have tags, but was not chipped.

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