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Senior Dog Trapped in Chair Gets Rescued

by Katherine

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On April 25, 2014, a 17-year-old Chihuahua mix, named Bandit, got its front paw stuck in a recliner lift chair and his owners had to call authorities to come free the tiny pet.

Photo Credit: Lealman Fire District
Photo Credit: Lealman Fire District


It took more than an hour for Lealman, Fla., firefighters to the rescue the dog, but after carefully examining the chair’s mechanism, the hero rescuers were able to free the elder canine uninjured.

“Bandit was really well behaved as the firefighters worked to free his paw from the chair,” said Chief Richard Graham. “We could tell he was in pain but he remained calm for most of the rescue. We tried not to place any additional stress on the little dog and cause him as little pain as possible during the rescue.”