Firefighters rescue abandoned dog after the owners left it for dead

An abused dog was left to die in a canal has now been taken in by a firefighter after his colleagues saved it from drowning on Sunday evening (October 14).

Kindhearted Lloyd Brown, 58, is nursing the poorly pup back to health in between battling blazes.

His colleagues at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recovered the exhausted six-year-old Rottweiler on Sunday after it was spotted struggling to stay afloat.

Three firefighters were filmed lifting the skeletal dog out of the muddy water, wrapping it in a yellow blanket before placing him onto a stretcher.