Today, when reading some of the posts in my facebook groups, I managed to find a wonderful story of emergency personnel saving a wedge dog.
Apparently the Southard Fire Department No. 1 and the Howell Township Police department resoinded to a residents house after their dog became wedged under it after chasing an animal of some sort. The full story is below:
On the early morning of Thursday Feb 11th, I had let me dog out in the backyard to use the bathroom like I do every morning around 6am. Only this morning he did not come running back to the door like he usually does. Of course Thursday morning was snowy and cold and my husband and I were tirelessly looking around the yard for him thinking he had gotten out. We finally found him pinned under our shed in the far corner of our yard. He must have chased an animal under there and became very wedged and completely stuck in the very center part of the shed. After over an hour trying to get him out in the freezing cold, with him unable to move, I resorted to calling the Howell non-emergency police line.(5) Howell NJ Community Page | Facebook
I, of course, was a little embarrassed having to call for help over my dog. The dispatcher on the other end of the line quickly gathered my info and assured me someone would be right out to help me. Within MINUTES an entire team of the Southard fire department was in my yard along with a police officer from the Howell Police department. At that point I was crying, freezing, embarrassed and apologizing to them. This group of men not only worked quickly and diligently to help ensure the safety of my dog, they treated the situation like it was their own pet in danger. The police officer stayed with me-gathered my info and comforted me, assuring they would get him out safely. The fire department quickly had all types of equipment out and after working hard for about 30 minutes were able to lift the shed enough to have my dog set free, completely uninjured! They not only did their job effectively and safely, they did it with compassion. They all comforted me and assured my dog’s safety. They made sure to ask me his name and while they were working would repeatedly say “it’s okay Mack were going to get you out bud” to my crying dog under the shed. The entire group would not accept my apologies of having to come out to help, and instead were happy to help. I am proud to be a part of a community with such compassionate firemen and police officers that care about all of the needs of their community! Thank you!!!(5) Howell NJ Community Page | Facebook