The curious pooch called Bo, aged six months, got its head completely stuck inside the small container.Amazingly, the puppy escaped without any scratches as a crew of firefighters in Basildon, Essex, freed him using small tools. Howard Midwood, watch manager at Basildon Fire Station, said: ‘Clearly, this wasn’t a typical incident for our firefighters but when Bo and his owner arrived, we knew we’d be able to help.
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‘I’m really proud of our firefighters who have done a professional job tonight in releasing Bo quickly and safely.
‘We’re pleased that Bo was able to get home without any scratches or grazes — but hope he doesn’t try and treat himself to any more milk formula!’
Essex Fire Service posted details of the rescue on their Twitter account after a job well done.
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It started off the year with an unusual task – but firefighters are quite used to helping out when animals get themselves into sticky situations.Last month, the RSPCA published a list of their strangest rescues of 2021 , which often included help from local firefighters. On one occasion, firefighters had to come to the aid of a pair of badgers who somehow got wedged halfway up a ladder next to a canal in South Wales.
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Another time, they had to spray a 50 metre cliff with a powerful water hose to encourage a goat to climb back up to safety.
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