By Jacob Engels
Last week, we reported on the brush fire at the Grandeville Apartment Community in East Orlando. During the fire, the Orange County Sheriffs Office and Orange County Fire Rescue evacuated several buildings. In one of those units, the window was open and allowed the entire residence to become populated with smoke. Roisin Kabot, who runs a dog sitting service, and her husband David jumped into to action and led an effort to rescue the dogs….MORE HERE
Teena Patel, who owns University of Doglando and runs the Doglando Foundation said she heard about Roisin and David’s story and wanted to do something to recognize the husband and wife for their bravery.
“We were just so delighted to hear about Roisin and David’s efforts to save the dogs and thought we had a responsibility to help share their story and let them know we appreciated what they did.” Teena explained.
Roisin, who suffered a heart attack recently and is currently equipped with a defibrillator, said she and her husband didn’t do anything any other pet owner wouldn’t have done.
“I just couldn’t stand the thought of those little babies being trapped and getting hurt.” shared Roisin.
So, on Sunday, the Doglando Foundation awarded Roisin and David Kabot with a “Certificate of Valor,” which is something they have never done before. The award is given to people in recognition of outstanding bravery and service to the community.
David and Roisin said they were humbled and honored to receive the award. They both insisted that they would do it again in a heartbeat.
“Fire or smoke, it doesn’t matter. Making sure that dogs are safe is always our number one concern.” said the couple.
Kudos to Roisin and David Kabot for doing the RIGHT thing and it’s great to see a local business rewarding people who go above and beyond in our community.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other business and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org