Animal control, fire department and police come together to save dog stuck on ledge
A call from a concerned resident to Pendleton County Animal Control led to Director John Bloomfield making a tense rescue of a dog. Somehow it had gotten behind a fence onto a concrete ledge under the supports of the old bridge leaving Falmouth east on U.S. 22.
"We received a call from a lady that she could hear a dog barking and yelping in that area. When I got there it was a drop down to a narrow concrete ledge and then a long dropoff to the river," said Bloomfield.
He called Pendleton County Fire Department who was out on a run battling a home fire but had a few people around the fire house. They responded.
Bloomfield had already climbed down and with coaxing and treats, he gained the dogs trust and got a leash around it's neck. He hoisted the dog up to a fireman who passed it onto Falmouth Police Officer Bill
Giberson. The fire department helped Bloomfield climb back up from the ledge.
The labrador-type dog is available for a loving family at the Pendleton County Animal Shelter. You can call 859-472-5400 for more information.