“Once we got closer, he picked up his head and looked at us. We were like, ‘Holy crap, it’s a dog,’” Eddie Tobin, from the Archuleta County Wildland Fire Crew, told The Dodo. “We were kind of shocked that he was alive and just laying there.”
Tobin approached the frightened pup, who appeared to have internal injuries, in an attempt to win his trust.
“He was very scared about being touched. We had to sit with him for about 20 minutes and feed him bits of a granola bar to even touch him,” Tobin said.