Dog Missing for Five Months Rescued by FDNY Firefighter

A whippet named Burt who vanished on the streets of New York City five months ago has finally made it home, reports

The Fire Department of New York said Burt’s incredible journey came to end early Tuesday at the height of the winter storm when he was rescued by a firefighter at a training facility on Randall’s Island.

“As soon as he saw his owner, the dog started wagging his tail, licking her,” said David Kelly, a firefighter who reunited the pair.

According to a Facebook page, Burt wandered off near his Upper Manhattan home in August.

Over the months, there were possible sightings near Grant’s Tomb and the Upper West Side. But the site says the dog’s first birthday in November came and went with him still missing.

About a month ago, Kelly spotted a scraggly-looking dog — he first assumed it was a greyhound — while working an overnight shift at the firefighting facility on the island located in the East River.

The island is generally accessible by car, though there’s one pedestrian bridge connecting it to the Upper East Side.

Kelly nicknamed the stray “The Rock” — the same one used for the facility. He also put out canned dog food for it in the same spot every night, but Burt was wary.

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