Fire crews free five-week-old puppy who stuck its head in garden chair

A real paw patrol rescue! Fire crews free a five-week-old puppy that had got its head stuck in a garden chair in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • The puppy was playing in a yard when poked its head in the chair
  • The family failed to free it from the chair and called the local fire department
  • They arrived and freed the dog in five minutes using a cutting tool  

A five-week-old puppy had to be freed by fire crews after it got its head stuck in a garden chair.

The puppy was playing in a yard when it poked its head through a gap in the overturned chair in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday. 

His family tried to squeeze it out but didn’t have the proper tools to hand so called 911 for assistance. 

A five-week-old puppy had to be freed by fire crews after it got its head stuck in a garden chair

His family tried to squeeze it out but didn’t have the proper tools to hand so called 911 for assistance

Glenn Usdin, assistant fire chief for the Lancaster Township Fire Department attended the scene and successfully cut the pet free.

He said: ‘They did say he was the naughty one of the litter.

‘We often assist with animals in danger, from baby ducklings stuck in storm drains, or pets locked in cars and even the occasional cat stuck in a tree.

‘As long as there is no other call for service at the same time, we always assist the animals in distress, whether wildlife or domesticated pets.

The puppy was playing in a yard when it poked its head through a gap in the overturned chair in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday

‘When the dispatcher gave us the information, we immediately knew we had to rush to the scene in case the dog was having difficulty breathing. We treat our residents pets as carefully as if they are human and rushed to the scene to assist him.

‘We decided that using the cutting tool from our rescue truck would release his head in the quickest fashion with the least amount of risk to him.

‘These tools are rather large and not made for delicate cutting, but we protected his head while a firefighter cut the steel frame of the chair.’

It took Glenn and his team about five minutes to free the Samoyed puppy from the steel chair in the garden in Lancaster Township.

It took Glenn and his team about five minutes to free the Samoyed puppy from the steel chair in the garden in Lancaster Township

A force spokesperson added: ‘Though he didn’t appear to be in any distress, he was wedged in very tightly.

‘Using the hydraulic cutter tool, we were able to make a cut in the chair frame and free the naughty Samoyed puppy and return him to his owners.

‘All good, very happy owners and a warning to the the puppy to stay away from overturned chairs.

‘Humans or animals, we take care of all of our township residents!’

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