Terrier rescued after hind leg gets stuck in airport escalator
Firefighters rescued a terrified terrier that got its left hind leg stuck in an escalator guard at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — New Year’s Eve was harrowing for one terrier, who almost lost a paw to an escalator at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport.
WPLG reports that the dog was set to fly back to New York with its humans, and was walking up an escalator when its left hind leg was swallowed by the escalator guard.
The terrified owners attempted to free their pooch, only to get bitten by the distressed animal.
Airport deputies tried to help, but couldn’t free the pup without the proper tools.
Firefighters from the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue finally saved the day, freeing the terrier from the escalator’s clutches and returning it to its humans — both of whom refused treatment for their bites.
The dog wasn’t seriously injured, but the incident should serve as a warning to keep animals off the moving steps.
The terrier was reportedly two to three years old. VIA WPLG
Netizens have been berating the dog’s owners for letting the dog walk on the escalator instead of holding or keeping it in its carrier. YOUTUBE / JESSIEMOOREPHOTO
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