Firefighters rescue stuck dog who came to regret chasing cat in tree
Cats love to climb trees, so firefighters are quite used to saving wayward felines that have become trapped in tall branches.
But saving dogs from perches atop trees is extremely rare – some might say unheard of! Indeed, firefighters in the Lathrop Manteca fire district in Lathrop, California were very surprised when asked to rescue a German shepherd who was trapped after chasing a cat in a tree.
“You may have heard that our firefighters bring cats out of the trees, but what about dogs?!?!”, Wrote the firefighters on Facebook. “Right after truck 30 and engine 35 dropped off Santa, it was exactly their next call.”
The photos show the dog enjoying the cat with joy, before realizing belatedly that it is also far from the ground. When they arrived, the firefighters encountered a sheepish-looking dog wondering how he was going to get out of this strange situation. Obviously, the dog did not think about this whole chase scene.
Fortunately, the firefighters were able to support a ladder against the tree trunk and bring the dog back to safety. The animal seemed to be fine, but the firefighters administered water and oxygen just to be safe.