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UK NewsFirefighters rescued almost 5,000 animals last year - and from the most bizarre places

14:35  08 august  2019
14:35  08 august  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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A man has been rescued after being trapped in rocks, with water up to his neck, trying to help child A man has been rescued after being trapped in rocks, with water up to his neck, trying to help child

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Firefighters rescued almost 5,000 animals last year - and from the most bizarre places Firefighter Glenn Emery of the Kent Fire and Rescue Service demonstrates a pet-friendly oxygen mask with terrier Hardy, as the service has installed them on every fire engine and at every fire station in the county to help animals survive blazes.

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But the report shows that around 5,000 animals were rescued by the fire service in the year 2018-2019.

The report is broken down into three categories: wild, domestic and livestock - and the different scenarios the animals find themselves in.

And some of the scenarios our friends find themselves in raise a few eyebrows too.

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A total of 969 incidents of domestic animals being ‘rescued from height’ were recorded.

Bizarrely, there were 26 incidents of livestock being rescued from height.

In even more surprising data, 182 birds were rescued from height.

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Firefighters rescued almost 5,000 animals last year - and from the most bizarre places © Provided by Oath Inc. 'Monty' the Old English sheepdog with owner Heather Baker (right) and the team from Leicestershire Fire and rescue today.

Around 159 domestic animals were rescued from ‘below ground’, while 29 wild animals and 4 birds were saved in the same scenario.

Meanwhile, there were 438 incidents of livestock rescued from water or mud.

In the same category, 190 pets were saved, while firefighters also rescued 13 birds and 91 wild beasts.

Firefighters rescued almost 5,000 animals last year - and from the most bizarre places © Provided by Oath Inc. Firefighters work at the scene of a fire, at the Adventure cafe and shop near the Meerkat enclosure at London Zoo, in London, Saturday Dec. 23, 2017. A fire at London Zoo has been brought under control but it is not clear if any animals were injured. Zoo officials initially said Saturday morning "it is not believed" animals were hurt after the blaze broke out in a zoo cafe near an animal petting area, but later reports suggested at least one animal may be missing. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

There were also 271 cases of livestock becoming trapped, plus 10,83 domestic pets and 498 wild animals.

Big-hearted firefighters also saved animals from acts of cruelty, including 138 incidents of harm and abuse against domestic animals.

Animals have become such a large part of a firefighters job, pet friendly oxygen masks were introduced to every fire engine and station in the country.

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