12/06/2017 06:20 EST | Updated 12/06/2017 09:50 EST

Manitoba RCMP Says Service Dog Hix Helped Save Frozen Kittens

Trusting in his nose, Hix soon discovered two kittens in poor shape.

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WINNIPEG — Good boy!

An RCMP service dog named Hix has earned a hero biscuit for helping save two frozen kittens in rural Manitoba.

RCMP say Hix and his handler were exercising on a dirt road when the dog picked up a scent.

Trusting in his nose Hix soon discovered the two kittens in poor shape.

Mounties say the kittens have been given a warm place to sleep, food and water and will soon get a vet check.

In the meantime, Hix is getting lots of online belly rubs.

"Beautiful dog, Good job Hix, He's a very handsome hero and Great job Officer Hix," read some of the messages on Facebook Tuesday.

"Now to make sure the kittens find a good home." (CTV Winnipeg)

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