Firefighters free pup trapped under debris
Updated 11:17 am, Friday, October 2, 2015
First, it was a kitten from a tree. This time, it was firefighters to the rescue of a small dog stuck under concrete.
Firefighters — who last month rescued a kitten stranded in a tree near Melville Avenue — on Wednesday were dispatched just before noon to extricate an 8-year-old cock-a-poo trapped beneath slabs of broken concrete in a wooded area off Lyman Lane.
According to Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola, the dog had become trapped under the concete and other construction debris, with the threat of heavy rain complicating the predicament because of a potential for flooding.
Using structural-collapse rescue tools along with traditional digging equipment, firefighters were able to free the pooch and return him to owner Brian Keilitz.