Meridian Hometown Hero Award presented to pug

Pug awarded Hometown Hero Award
Posted at 8:23 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 06:10:58-04

The Meridian Hometown Hero Award was presented but this year's recipient happens to get around on all fours. 

In August, the Meridian Police Department was called to a possible house fire. The home owner's 11-year-old pug, Jaxson, started barking when he smelled smoke in the home.

There was a fire in an electrical outlet and the fire chief says if it weren't for Jaxson, the outcome could have been a lot worse.

This was the first time a dog received the hometown hero award in Meridian which was presented by Mayor Tammy de Weerd.