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Dog Rescued By Firefighters After Getting Head Stuck In A Cat Flap

This hapless pooch had to be rescued by firefighters after getting its head stuck in a cat flap.

Luis the labrador poked his head through the hatch to get a glimpse of a visitor but found his head wedged.

He pulled the flap clean off the door as he struggled to get free and owner Phil Michell, 57, was unable to remove it.

He had no choice but to deal 999 and a firefighter used a saw to remove the plastic sleeve.

Phil, of Brampton, Devon, said: “We had a visitor from the council and we were standing in the porch talking.

“Next thing we knew, we looked down and saw Luis poking his head through the flap.

“We carried on talking when he must have put his head through too far. He tore the cat flap off the door completely trying to get out of it.

“We tried to help him get it off but there was no way. It was jammed right on.

“I didn’t know what else to do so I dialled 999 and asked for the fire service.”

Phil lives just down the road from the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service depot in Brampton, which dispatched firefighter on foot to Phil’s house.

Once on the scene the fireman was able to cut two-year-old Luis free using a saw.

Ironically, Phil does not even own a cat – the flap was installed by a previous occupant of his bungalow.



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