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Unusual dog rescue for Narre Warren crews
Pet dogs were among some of the worst affected from yesterday’s thunderstorms across Melbourne. As a result of the wild weather, Narre Warren brigade was called to an unusual dog rescue.
***Story by Travis Carter, Narre Warren CFA***
A family's pet dog, Ollie, escaped from home during the frightening thunderstorm and sought refuge in a Neighbour's car.
Unfortunately, Ollie managed to trap himself in the engine compartment and went unnoticed for 14 hours. After a search throughout the day, the owners of the car found Ollie after the car wouldn't start.
After the owners of the car and Ollie’s family couldn't release the distressed pet, Narre Warren brigade was called to rescue Ollie.
Firefighters were surprised to see how extensively Ollie had managed to trap himself around the engine parts.
It took firefighters 35 minutes to release the dog through gentle persuasion and physical assistance. Ollie and his owners were very happy once he was released.