Canine-nine-nine! Stuck pup rescued by Stourbridge firefighters

Watch: West Midlands firefighters came to the rescue of Jeremy the stuck pup

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Published on 7 May 2024

A ’round of a-paws’ to firefighters from Stourbridge, who this morning (7 May) freed a trapped Beagle puppy from a brick wall.

Four-month-old Jeremy had been stuck in the garden wall at home for around thirty minutes when his owner called West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) for help.

Four minutes after being mobilised, Watch Manager Brett Mortimer and his team were at the scene on Farndale Close, Brierley Hill.

“We deal with all manner of incidents and a job like this is about quick-thinking and care of the animal,” Brett said.

“It only took us around a minute to release Jeremy. We wrapped a protective cover around his head and ears, and freed him using manual manipulation.”

“I’m proud of my team, who showed quick-thinking to help an animal in distress. Despite his ordeal, Jeremy is said to be doing well at home. There was no obvious sign of injury, and he was in good spirits when we left the scene.”

The crew recommended his owner take him to the vets for a check-up.

The footage below was sent from the scene to Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control. Callers are sent a mobile phone link which allows them to securely stream images via our 999eye system. It allows us to confirm we’re sending the appropriate resources to an incident.