Swanage and Wareham firefighters do animal rescue!

Ideally equipped for reaching the top of buildings and trees, animal loving fire crews were called to separate incidents to save a bird in Swanage and a cat in Wareham.

Swanage Firefighters got out their large extendable ladder to reach a pigeon that had got entangled in netting at the top of a building in Institute Road in Swanage.

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The crew was called out at 3.29 pm on Thursday 13th January 2022.

Firefighters rescue pigeon
Swanage Fire Station

The pigeon got stuck above the Oxfam bookshop in Institute Road

“No injuries to the bird”

Swanage Fire Station reported:

“Crews were mobilised to a pigeon caught in netting in the town centre.

“Our very own Firefighter Doolittle climbed up the ladder, cut the netting and rescued the pigeon using a cat basket.

“I’m pleased to say there were no injuries to the bird and it was released without harm.”

Firefighters rescue pigeon
Swanage Fire Station

The pigeon was lowered to safety in a cat basket

A cat called Reggie

Meanwhile three days earlier Wareham Fire crew were mobilised at 1.10 pm on Monday 10th January 2022 to extricate a cat called Reggie.

Wareham Fire Station reported:

“One fire engine was sent to Sandford Lane, to rescue Reggie the cat who was stuck 15 meters up in a tree.

“The rescue was perrrrrrrfect and Reggie was soon in the arms of his owner. RSPCA was on hand too, checking out Reggie’s nine lives.”

Cat stuck in tree
Wareham Fire Station

Reggie the cat stuck in the tree

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