An adventurous dog from Barrhaven got himself into an icy situation on Tuesday morning when he found himself trapped on his family’s roof.
The dog was home alone and found a broken window in the townhome’s second floor, and hopped out. According to emergency responders, the dog tore through the window’s screen which gave it access to outside.
Once the dog reached the roof it panicked and couldn’t re-enter the home, and that’s when it started barking loudly for help. Neighbors called the Ottawa Fire Service which sent firefighters to the scene to assist the animal.
Crews arrived to find the dog backed up against the house to avoid slipping off the icy roof and onto the road. According to Danielle Cardinal, OFS spokeswoman, initially the responders try coercing the dog back into the home through the window, but they were unsuccessful.
Eventually, the animal moved close enough to the open window for firefighters to grab it and pull it inside. The shock of being grabbed caused the dog to lash out, biting on of his rescuers, although the man was not injured.
Police have now attempted to locate the homeowners and inform them of the incident.
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