Good Samaritans rescue dog from roof

Although emergency responders were dispatched to help the curious canine, passers by who noticed the dog on the roof and nearby neighbours were able to work together to get the job done before police or firefighters arrived on scene – a case of Good Samaritans coming to the aid of a good-yet-daring dog. Photo by Kingstonist.

A pair of Good Samaritans rescued an adventurous dog from the roof of a west-end Kingston home on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2022.

According to eyewitnesses, the dog climbed out an open window on to the roof of a home in the 900 block of Lombardy Street shortly before 3:30 p.m., while the home owner was on a walk with her two children.

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) and Kingston Police officers were dispatched to the residence, but not before two passersby jumped into action.

With the assistance of a neighbour who lent them a ladder, the two gentlemen, who were driving by at the time and saw the dog on the roof, were able to get the dog back in the open window and made sure it could not get out again.

The homeowner arrived back to her home to find Kingston Police and KFR outside her front yard but, with the incident already resolved, KFR and Kingston Police were able to clear after just a few minutes on scene.

But before the last emergency responder pulled away, one Kingston Police officer offered a fist-bump to the younger of the two kind-hearted men, thanking them before he departed in his cruiser.

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