Two Kent Police officers and a fire crew have rescued a dog athat had climbed out of a fourth-storey window of a building in Margate.
Yesterday (August 2) PC Beth Ninnim and PC Matt Albers from the Thanet Multi-Agency Task Force were on duty when they became aware of the pet standing outside the rear window of a residential property.
Unfortunately the dog had become stranded after climbing out of the window onto a ledge and needed help.
While PC Ninnim positioned herself within sight of the dog, PC Albers was joined by PCSOs who then worked to identify which building the dog had come from, to see if they could reach it.
PC Ninnim said: “I was worried the dog might try to jump if he saw any passers-by or my colleagues in the adjacent buildings so it was important we didn’t do anything that might prompt the dog to jump off the ledge as it was just too high from any safe place.”
As none of the windows from neighbouring buildings were close enough to reach the dog, officers were then joined by Kent Fire and Rescue Service and together they were able to enter the property and get the dog to safety.
The cross-breed dog was treated to snacks and a big bowl of water.
Officers have since spoken to the dog’s owner and a referral has been made to the RSPCA.