MALACCA - A lawyer's alertness towards his surroundings saved three puppies that were trapped between some concrete piles at a construction site.
Jaspal Singh Gill, 44, said he heard them as he was walking towards his office in Taman Melaka Raya.
"My heart melted when I found the puppies stuck between two concrete piles on the ground, with another puppy loitering nearby.
"I tried to lift one of the piles but it was too heavy. It was sad to see the puppies trapped there. I then alerted the Fire and Rescue Department," he said here on Monday.
Kubu Fire and Rescue Department deputy enforcement chief Arshad Mail said seven firemen were sent to the scene and managed to save the puppies in under five minutes.
The puppies did not suffer any injuries in the afternoon incident that also attracted the attention of several of Jaspal's clients and members of the public.
One of the them, who only wished to be known as Mrs Tan, volunteered to adopt the dogs on the spot, while Jaspal commended the firemen for their swift response.