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Friday, 17 May 2013

Lucky escape for dog in Twickenham

A curious collie dog called Sally was excited to find a fallen tree in a park in Twickenham today and decided to scamper up it.

Unfortunately she wasn’t brave enough to climb down.

The incident did have a happy ending but the London Fire Brigade is using the case to highlight its campaign to cut down on non-emergency callouts.

Firefighters from Twickenham were called to rescue the dog, which was in Crane Park on Mill Road and managed to coax the frightened border collie down with the help of their nine metre ladder.

Watch manager Daniel Wareham from Twickenham fire station said:

“The dog was very nervous and was relieved to get down after a bit of coaxing. She bolted to her owner with her tail wagging. Her elderly owner was really happy to get his best friend back.

“However, if you see an animal stuck somewhere we’d advise you to call the RSPCA, who will then call for our help if needed.”

Five firefighters and officers were called to the park at 11.04 and Sally was brought down the tree at 11.39.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

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