Roger called Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service for assistance with retrieving Willy. The service’s dedicated animal rescue team attended the scene, and firefighter Pete Richards was lowered into the well.He secured Willy at the bottom of the pit, and the dog was lifted out by firefighters using specialist equipment.
The dog, who fortunately did not sustain any injuries from the ordeal, was then taken to a decontamination area and cleaned with warm water. He has since been recovering with his owner at home.
Most animals are creatures of habit. It will be important to develop a consistent schedule to follow with your new pet. Potty breaks at regular intervals, feeding at the same time(s) every day, playtime, walks – everything needs to be scheduled. At first, this can seem overwhelming but soon enough, you and your new pet will be on the same schedule.
Roger said after the incident: ‘Willy has had a much-needed bath and a good chew on his bone this morning and seems very well.
‘I hope other dog owners never have to go through the experience I had, but it’s a lesson to beware of hidden wells and pits when out walking. I am extremely grateful to HFRS for their quick and swift response in rescuing Willy.’Animal Rescue Advisor Jim Green emphasised the importance in seeking professional help when animals get into difficulty.
He went on: ‘As demonstrated by the complexity of this rescue, it is important to recognise your limitations and if necessary seek specialist advice.
‘HFRS are proud of our response to animal incidents by bringing knowledge and experience to reassure the public that we are responding for their safety and the safety of their furry family members.’
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