March 10 (UPI) -- A pet prairie dog became a viral sensation for its carefree attitude after it was rescued from a house fire in Pennsylvania.
Red Paw Emergency Relief Team shared photos of Vern the prairie dog, one of three "dogs" rescued after a fire broke out in Montgomery County.
Vern captured the hearts of the group's Facebook followers with his relaxed facial expression as he lay next to one of his canine housemates with his belly exposed.
Volunteers from Red Paw Emergency Relief Team joined emergency crews at the scene of the fire to help rescue the pets and ensure they had a safe place to stay.
The rescue group was able to help Vern maintain his happy disposition by providing hay and dog food to the pets through community donations.
Red Paw Emergency Relief Team is accepting donations for the pets and others at their shelter through the website, and Vern's owners launched a fundraising page to help repair the damage to their home.