Police call ‘big pigeon’ stranded on roof – and find it was a dog

Police were called by alarmed neighbors on Thursday about a large pigeon stranded on a roof – only to find out it was a dog.

The French Bullmastiff had somehow settled on top of the house in Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire.

Officers and firefighters were called to the scene hoping to rescue a heavy fowl, but instead found man’s best friend perched precariously on the edge of the roof.

However, from photos posted on social media, the dog seemed perfectly happy with his climbing efforts and sat with his tongue hanging out waiting to be reunited with his owner.

Lancashire Road Police tweeted: “Report of a large pigeon on the roof of Wyre tonight, turned out to be a very large dog! Luckily @LancashireFRS did an incredible job of saving the dog. Found with owner #T3TacOps.

The rescue took about 20 minutes as firefighters used an aerial ladder to lower the dog. It is still unclear at this stage how the dog managed to reach such a high height.

A statement from Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: ‘At 8.44pm on July 7, 2022, a Fleetwood fire engine along with the Blackpool aerial ladder platform attended an incident on West Drive, Thornton Cleveleys.

“The incident involved a dog trapped on the roof of a domestic property. Firefighters rescued the dog using the aerial ladder platform and remained at the scene for approximately twenty minutes.

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