- Monday, 03 February 2014 22:20
Kestrel Close, Yate
Firefighters and social media combined to reunite a missing dog with its relieved owners.
The service was called after residents reported hearing sounds of a dog in distress coming from a gap between a house and the neighbouring garden wall.
One fire engine from Yate attended and crews set to work to free the pet which had become trapped around three metres from safety. Firefighters used food to coax the dog forwards, as well as a reach pole encourage it from behind. After 15 minutes the pet was safely freed.
Firefighters then engaged in some detective work to find out where the dog had come from after local residents told crews a dog had been reported missing that day. There had been a number of posts on social media regarding a lost dog matching the description of the one rescued by crews. After a quick investigation firefighters were able to find details of the owners who lived just a few streets away.
On the way back to the fire station Lulu the poodle was delivered safely to the home of her very grateful owners.