Two Kent police officers and a fire crew rescued a dog that had climbed out of a fourth floor window of a building in Margate.
Yesterday (August 2), PC Beth Ninnim and PC Matt Albers of the Thanet Multi-Agency Task Force were on duty when they became aware of the animal standing outside the back window of a residential property.
Unfortunately the dog had been stranded after climbing out the window onto a ledge and needed help.
As PC Ninnim positioned themselves within sight of the dog, PC Albers were joined by PCSOs who then worked to identify which building the dog was from, to see if they could reach it.
PC Ninnim said: ‘I was worried the dog would try to jump off if he saw passers-by or my colleagues in the adjacent buildings so it was important we didn’t do anything that would cause the dog to jump off the ledge as he was all simply too high from any safe place.
As none of the windows in nearby buildings were close enough to reach the dog, officers were later joined by Kent Fire and Rescue Service and together they were able to enter the property and get the dog to safety .
The crossbred dog was given snacks and a large bowl of water.
Officers have since spoken to the dog’s owner and a referral has been made to the RSPCA.