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Dog rescued after being stranded on a deadly 36th-floor ledge for 10 days without food

Dog rescued after being stranded on a deadly 36th-floor ledge for 10 days without food

Local residents spotted the dog occasionally walking towards the edge of the building and informed the authorities.

In a shocking case, a dog was stranded on the 36th floor of a building in Turkey for around ten days. Thankfully, it was ultimately rescued by the local fire department and brought to safety. According to Washington News Day, the pooch was trapped on the 36th-floor ledge of a 38-story building in the Hadımköy Akçaburgaz District of Istanbul. It was only after local residents spotted the dog occasionally walking towards the edge of the building, that the authorities were informed. After being alerted about the crisis, the Avcılar Fire Brigade Group Headquarters sent out a team to the building which is currently under construction.

Police officers and firefighters climbed up the stairs to the 36th floor and as they attempted to approach the dog, they noticed it looked terrified. First, they tried to calm the dog and once it was soothed, firemen used a net to ensure that the animal would not fall to its death. The dog was ultimately transported down 36 stories to the ground safely. Per the Gazette, the animal looked quite weak as it had not eaten in nearly ten days after it got stuck on the building's 36th floor. After being rescued, a health check-up was conducted on the dog before being transferred to officials from the Esenyurt Municipality Veterinary Directorate.



 

Pictures of the dog dangerously lying on the ledge under the sun were shared by firefighters. The pooch can be seen in such a position where there's no protection that would save it from falling to the earth if it slipped by mistake. Authorities are unsure as to how the dog ended up so high on the establishment which was still underway. It's not unusual for dogs to get themselves stuck in places that can be potentially deadly for them. Back in May, a group of first responders worked five hours to rescue a dog that was trapped in a cast iron pipe.

Per reports, the animal got its head stuck in a pipe that was a part of an equipment used on a potato farm. Thus, a rescue mission was initiated in Kennett, Missouri, on Thursday, May 20. Speaking to Newsweek, the Kennett Fire Department Chief Paul Spain suspected that the dog might have gotten stuck in the Black Gold potato farm's harvesting and planting pipe system days before it was rescued. "At some point within the past few days, they had noticed a dog that had managed to get its head stuck in a cast-iron pipe," explained Spain. "It was about five inches, then reduced to about three inches."

"This animal, they say it was probably chasing a rabbit or some other animal, and it chased it into the pipe. Evidently, the little girl, her head went in too far and she became trapped," Spain continued. After working hard for five hours, the dog finally was freed from the pipes and taken to a veterinarian. 

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