8 DECEMBER 2017 • 11:13AM
The Los Angeles Police Department touched the hearts of many pet owners after sharing a picture of a cat the force rescued during the recent wildfires.
Los Angeles has been hit by devastating blazes, with many having to flee their homes, facing the prospect of losing everything they own.
As well as getting people out of danger, the police department said that saving beloved animals was almost as important.
"The #LAPD has a motto, 'To Protect and to Serve', and our officers have been displaying that in many ways during the #CreekFire & #SkirballFire."
The tweet was shared thousands of times by grateful pet owners.
Another man has been hailed across the world as a hero after stopping his car to rescue a wild rabbit from the flames.
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