Wes McGuirk, the proprietor of Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane, returned home one day and was completely astounded to see his canine stuck 20 feet up in a tree in his lawn.
He not just considered how Kora figured out how to climb that high, but on the other hand was concerned in light of the fact that he had no clue how to assist her with getting down.
He attempted to contact her utilizing the stepping stool he had, however it was excessively short so he needed to call the firemen to help.”While we were reacting, we were as a matter of fact fairly doubtful,” said firemen with Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department. “Upon appearance, sufficiently sure, there she was.
A 120 pound Great Dane around 20 feet up in the tree.” The first thing that struck a chord was to utilize a rope and saddle, however they knew there was an opportunity for the canine to tumbled down so they put a canvas under the tree in the event that something goes wrong. They absolutely would not like to chance for Kora to get injured during her salvage.
Be that as it may, with the assistance of Elmwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue, it was sure the Great Dane will have returned to her proprietor very soon. Also, they were correct. Kora did fell yet the covering helped her recover financially absolutely unharmed.
The rescuers who helped Kora get down say how this was one of the missions they will always remember.A 120 pound Great Dane around 20 feet up in the tree.”
The first thing that came to the rescuers’ mind was to use a leash and harness, but they knew there was a chance for the dog to fell down so they placed a tarp under the tree just in case.
They certainly didn’t want to risk for Kora to get hurt during her rescue. But with the help of Elmwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue, it was certain the Great Dane will be back to her owner very soon.
And, they were right. Kora did fell but the tarp helped her get back on her feet totally unharmed.The rescuers who helped Kora get down say how this was one of the missions they will never forget.
If you want to see what was happening, check the video below. Thankfully, Kora is safe and sound and we hope she won’t climb that high ever again.
Tonight, as we were covering the Louisville district, we received a call that was far from typical. We were advised that a dog was stuck about 20 feet up in a tree. Additional information was that the dog was a Great Dane that was about 120 pounds. While we were responding, we were admittedly somewhat skeptical. Upon arrival, sure enough, there she was. A 120 pound Great Dane about 20 feet up in the tree. After some quick game planning, and assistance from the Sheriff's Office K-9 Handler, we put our plan into action. The initial plan was to get a harness on the dog and see if he would follow a friend of the owner back down the tree. That didn't work to well. The next plan was to attach a long leash to the harness and lower the dog to the ground. During both plans, we had members on the ground holding a tarp to catch the dog if she would have fallen. As you can see in the video, the second option worked well enough to get her out of the tree unharmed. Big thanks to Elmwood Rescue, Cass County Sheriffs Deputies and the homeowners. This is one of those calls that had a great outcome and will not soon be forgotten.
Posted by Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, April 9, 2016