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Firefighters Rescue Blind Dog that Fell Off a Cliff


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Earlier this week firefighters came to the rescue of an elderly, blind dog that stumbled over a cliff in New Jersey.

Tsunami was in her backyard when something startled her and she ran. Unable to see, the 13-year-old black Lab fell over a cliff in the woods near her home. Her owners frantically searched for her all Tuesday afternoon. Finally after hours of searching they heard her yelping for help.

“She was stuck in a bramble bush, surrounded by a log and two rocks, and slid down about 10 or 15 feet,” said Tsunami’s owner Linda Patel.

Volunteer firefighters arrived on the scene. Using ropes to rappel down the side of the cliff, firefighters then secured Tsunami in a stokes basket and brought her to safety. Tsunami was a good dog throughout the whole ordeal.

“We were afraid that the dog once it got in the stokes would get loose or jump out,” said Captain Nick Cifelli with the Lincoln Park Fire Department. “But this dog was very laid back, very calm and cooperative with us.”

Tsunami is exhausted from her ordeal, but didn’t suffer any injuries thankfully.