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RSPCA and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Rescue Stranded Dog from a river in Hull, UK

The Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animal (RSPCA) teamed up with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service to save the life of a dog who was stuck in the River Hull. Fire crews were called to Marsden Landing, off Sextant Road, Hull last Tuesday night (3 October) after passersby spotted a dog stuck in the mud in the river.

Firefighters called in the RSPCA for help with the dog following her rescue. Members of the public reported that she was stuck in the mud at the bottom of the river but had her head above water. Luckily, a fire crew were able to free her.

RSPCA inspector Jilly Dickinson said: “I’d like to thank the fire crews for saving this poor dog’s life and getting her to the vet.

“Thankfully, she wasn’t injured by her ordeal and seemed bright and alert but was skinny and very, very cold.

“She wasn’t wearing an identification tag and wasn’t microchipped so she was taken by the dog warden.

“She was incredibly friendly and affectionate and seemed to be very grateful to be somewhere safe.”

“There were reports that members of the public had seen her thrown into the water earlier that evening so I’d be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened to her or know where she came from.

“Anyone with information which may help us locate an owner should call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave me a message.”

To help the RSPCA continue doing our vital work please visit www.rspca.org.uk/give.

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