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Officer uses hot dog to rescue dog from roof

Vancouver homeowner noticed the pooch on the top of his house.

By Associated_Press Jul 16, 2013 5:25PM

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An animal control officer equipped with pieces of a hot dog managed to rescue a 15-pound dog that somehow found itself stuck on the roof of a Vancouver, Wash., area house.

Office uses hotdog to rescue dog from roof / Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian Homeowner Barry Klettke says he was backing out of his driveway Monday morning with his own dog, Bella, in the passenger seat when Bella growled. He told The Columbian he looked up to see what she saw and there was the dog on his roof. He called 911.

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Clark County animal control officer Patrick Higbie says he has responded to calls involving birds stuck on roofs but never a dog. The Chihuahua mix was taken to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

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Photo: Officer uses hot dog to rescue dog from roof / Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian


Jul 16, 2013 10:26PM
What I want to know is how this dog got onto the roof!
Jul 16, 2013 9:08PM
Jul 16, 2013 8:52PM
i rescued my pup, he sneaked into my backyard through an open gate and I found him under the BBQ. i got him to trust me with hot dogs too :)
Jul 16, 2013 8:51PM
oh what a rescue and in three days they will kill this dog.
Jul 16, 2013 8:40PM
We need more people like this officer in the world! 
Jul 16, 2013 7:22PM
Wow! how this reminds me of my dog Boris, dead for over 30 years. He loved heights and I am afraid of heights. I used to walk along the Charles River in Sherborn MA at Rocky Ledge and he would go to the edge to look over. I stopped taking him there it scared me so. We went to the Dover, MA  fire tower and he would charge to the top. I stopped going there. Once when someone was working on an old wooden ladder with round rungs he climbed up to the second floor of a steep roof  and wandered around looking casually over the edge.  I was thinking ' how can I get him down' and he walked head first down that ladder. Another day I was at my club in Millis, MA and since no dogs were allowed I had left him outside. A member came in and said in wonderment, "there's a dog up on the roof", I said " that's my dog , don't worry, if he got up there he'll get down okay" and when I came out he was waiting for me at the door. Amazingly with his strange habits (he could get up on his hind legs and open doors with his two front paws, twisting the door knob, and went into neighbor's houses) he lived to be 15 1/2. He was a great dog, loved little kids, they could crawl all over him, and he once saved a woman friend of mine who was walking him from a man who was up to no good. He loved to meet people, he looked so cute people, particularly women would pet him and feed him, he was really adorable and seductive, but this time the hair went up on his back and he growled most threateningly. My friend, who had never seen him be so dangerous looking, said " the man turned and walked away and she and Boris ran to her car and she left the forest where they were walking. I never got another dog. I was afraid he would just be a regular dog. Not a dog that surpassed most humans,
Jul 16, 2013 7:00PM
Gives new meaning to Hot Dog!  LOL.  Glad the pup is OK.
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