Fire is going solo! Earth and Wind have been adopted, but this tenacious little pup is ready to strike out on his own. Fire is a four-month-old small breed mix; due to an abnormality of his left hind leg, amputation was required to relieve active and chronic pain. Since the surgery, Fire has bounced back and is expected to have an active life with only moderate physical limitations. Meet Fire at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Visit or call (925) 426-8656 for more information. (Photo - Valley Humane Society / E. Scholz)