That was quite the dramatic newscast in Philadelphia about the dog in the Schuylkill River.  While we are on the subject, here are some other recent dramatic doggie rescues.

Dog Rescued From Abandoned Well

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On August 28, in Prince George County, MD, Fire and Rescue units saved a dog from a frightful fall down a well.

13-year-old, 140-pound Kujo had fallen 30 feet into an abandoned well.  The rescue team removed Kujo from the well safely after they fitted a harness to him and managed to hoist him out.  He was scratched some and was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.    But all is well with Kujo, he had no other injuries.

And what did Kujo do after his ordeal?  He appeared on NBC’s Today Show!

Man at Funeral Service Jumps Off Pier to Save Dog

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Ah, this is a good one! In Melbourne, Australia, a small dog was blown off Brighton Pier from gale-force winds.  But 20-year-old Raden Soemawinata, who was on the pier to scatter his grandmother’s ashes into the bay, quickly came to the rescue – but not before adding little *decorum*.

He stripped out of his clothes first before jumping in to save the little pup.   He got Bibi, a tiny Maltese-shitzu cross, back in the arms of her owner, Sue Drummond.

Let’s give Raden a big round of applause!  And some dry underwear.

Dog-Kissed Fireman Does it Again

jeff_clark_airRemember this?  Jeff Clark helped save a Doberman from a burning home in 1999.  It resulted in what became a world-famous photo of the dog “kissing” Clark immediately after being rescued.

Just this past July, 10 years after this photo, Jeff and another firefighter grabbed nine brown-and-white puppies that were trapped in a house engulfed in flames.  They found the little guys in a pantry, wrapped them in a blanket and got them out to safety.

The fireman were able to aid the puppies by using special pet respirators many Charlotte, North Carolina fire units carry.

Excellent.

Deaf Dog Rescued from a Cave

Here’s another one from Down Under.  This one really had the entire country on the edge of their seats. scooby_cave

Scooby, a deaf, 8-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel was rescued from a cave on September 10.   It took workers from the NSW Mines rescue, SES, NSW Fire Brigades Rescue and the RSPCA 5 days to get Scooby out of the cave.  The Rescue teams used state-of-the-art cameras to pinpoint his position, and workers had to move tons of rock from the roof of the cave with airbags.  A professional driller provided special drilling equipment which allowed rescuers to make a new hole and reach the dog.

It was quite the rescue, but according to the RSPCA, “It’s certainly a time-consuming rescue but, again, I don’t think that the public would expect us just to walk away because it’s all too hard.”

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