DOG LEFT ALONE IN UNIT FALLS OFF LEDGE BEFORE RESCUE OFFICER CLD GET TO IT

DOGS GET THEMSELVES INTO TRICKY PREDICAMENTS TOO.

Just last week, we highlighted a case whereby a four month young kitten was rescued from a 12 storey ledge.

On Sunday, 9 October, a concerned member of the public alerted us to a case of a dog on a ledge, on the third floor of a HDB block.

The dog appeared to have pushed aside the temporary barricade that the owner placed on her service yard and could not get back in thereafter.

Our rescue officer, Daniel, rushed to the scene to rescue the dog but she had fallen off the ledge before our officer’s arrival.

The injured dog was tended to by our consultant vet and the owner came by SPCA to collect her dog, after reading the note which was left at the unit as there was no one home at the time of the accident.

We urge all pet owners to pet proof their home, by installing appropriate grilles or wire-meshing on the windows and doors, to prevent pets from falling / slipping out. Dogs do get spooked, for example by the sudden sound of thunder, and may leap out the window, unknowingly.

We thank the caller who alerted us to this case and for assisting us by keeping watch on the dog while waiting for our rescue officer’s arrival.

The dog is currently under the care of the owner’s private vet and we wish the dog a speedy recovery.

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