Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) will doubtlessly attend lots of incidents today (March 9) as the county is gripped by snow and icy weather. But none will be more unusual then rescuing a young dog caught underneath some garden decking after getting so excited with the snow.
Fire officers were called to the property off Dunedin Road in Corby at around 6.45am this morning, after receiving a call that a dog was trapped outside. They soon found the 14-week-old husky lodged under some garden decking and unable to free itself.
The owner of the husky, coincidentally called Winter, explained that they had let her out first thing this morning. But Winter had become so excited with the snow that she somehow managed to get stuck under the decking.
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Firefighters used a crowbar to lift the wooden boards and assisted the “very friendly” Winter in working free from the decking. She was fortunately only trapped for around half an hour, with the crew leaving at around 7.20am.
Posting about the rescue on their Twitter, NFRS said: “We do love a ‘tail’ with a happy ending’.”
Snowfall has now stopped across the county and rain is forecast for the remainder of the day. You can follow live updates of how the weather is affecting transport and services across the county on our live snow blog.
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