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Brewood firefighters rescue trapped dog

February 16 2018

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a dog after it became trapped.

When were arrived Lulu was really struggling to breathe and we were unsure how much longer she would be able to survive whilst trapped. Fortunately we got her out very quickly and she was taken straight to the vets. Thankfully we have been told she is expected to make a full recovery.

Watch Manager Paul Danby

Firefighters from Brewood and Wolverhampton were called to Whitehouse Lane in Gunstone, near Codsall, on Tuesday February 13 after reports of a dog becoming stuck in a trench nearly a metre deep after a barn wall had started to collapse. 

The dog’s owners were attempting to stop other parts of the wall falling on her when the Service arrived. The crews used ropes to manually lift the large concrete slabs and rubble to release the dog, a Labrador named Lulu, who was struggling to breathe. 

Watch Manager Paul Danby said: “Myself and the crew have been to many animal rescues over the years but this one was particularly dramatic for the Lulu and her owners. 

“When were arrived Lulu was really struggling to breathe and we were unsure how much longer she would be able to survive whilst trapped. Fortunately we got her out very quickly and she was taken straight to the vets. Thankfully we have been told she is expected to make a full recovery.” 

Lulu’s owner Samantha Fish said: “Thank you to the crew who rescued my chocolate Lab Lulu yesterday. She was buried in a hole with a collapsed wall on top of her. 

“She is ok but was suffering from a phantom pregnancy, hence the ‘nesting’ in the hole! Many thanks to the crews.”