Pasadena firefighters rescue blind dog from hole

Pasadena firefighters rescue blind dog from hole

California firefighters rescued a 13-year-old blind dog who fell into a 15-foot hole at a construction site.

The dog, named Cesar, lives next door to the site in Pasadena, California, with his owner, Mary. Next door, construction workers were working on the 700 block of North Lake Avenue, the former site of the Carl’s Jr. fast-food chain.

According to KABC-TV, the dog wandered into the site and fell into the hole around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. The hole was about 15 feet (4.5 meters) deep and 3 feet (0.91 meters) wide.

Mary was alerted that Caesar was not on her property when her other dog began barking and noted that Caesar’s response was muffled, indicating that he was no longer on her property.

A search and rescue team from Pasadena responded quickly to the scene where they connected a series of ropes and pulleys to lower a team member into the hole. It took about 12 minutes for the team member to reach the dog, secure it with a harness and bring it back to the surface.

Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustin said confined space rescues present unique challenges for firefighters.

The Pasadena Fire Department had to set up a series of ropes and pulleys to rescue the dog.
The Pasadena Fire Department had to set up a series of ropes and pulleys to rescue the dog.
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“There are a lot of steps we need to take to make it as safe as possible. Not just for the dog, but for our rescuers as well,” Augustin said.

Source : nypost.com

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