Pet spaniel gets head trapped in boulders at Blackburn park

This Is Lancashire: Eric the spaniel stuck between two boulders Eric the spaniel stuck between two boulders

A FAMILY’S day at the park ended in upset when their pet dog got his head stuck between two boulders at a Blackburn park.

Childminder Paula Gerrard, her partner Carl, and their three-year-old daughter Sophia were walking cocker spaniels Eric and Henry at Witton Park when Eric became struck near to the children’s playground.

The family eventually freed Eric using car jacks.

Paula, 40, said: “On the path you walk through with dogs, there’s boulders that people can sit on. Carl sat on one with the dogs on their leads while I pushed Sophia on the swings.

“Eric started yelping, because he got his head stuck between two of the boulders.”

The family of Coldstream Place, Blackburn, struggled to free nine-year-old Eric, who became ‘distressed’, but even with the help of passers-by they couldn’t get his head loose, at around 6pm on Saturday.

Paula said: “Eric was struggling and trying to free himself. He was hurting himself so I had to pin him to the floor.

“I rang the fire brigade and they said I needed to call the RSPCA, who would evaluate the situation, and it was up to them to call the fire brigade.

“It took me 20 minutes to get through to speak to somebody. Eric was trapped for one and a half hours before we managed to get him free using two car jacks.

“I’m disgusted and upset the RSPCA did not do anything sooner. They rang us just as we got Eric free and said the fire brigade would send an engine.”

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “One of our inspectors started making her way to the scene to try and help. The inspector, who was the nearest, was an hour and a half away from the country park dealing with another animal in need, so she called the fire and rescue service and asked them to help.

“We are a charity which answers more than a million calls for help every year and at busy times there can be a queue on our phone lines. On this evening the inspector had been dealing with a case of a horse which had been attacked by children and a kitten which had broken its leg in Yorkshire.”

A fire service spokesman added: “When we receive a call from the owner of a small animal that is trapped, we always ask the RSPCA to investigate first and see if they can free the animal without the need for a fire engine which may be required for a life critical incident.”

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12:17pm Tue 15 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it. greenscreener
  • Score: 15

12:37pm Tue 15 Jul 14

rudis_dad says...

I can understand the argument from both sides here, in that this is a relatively minor incident in which a life is not in immediate danger, so the fire service don't want to commit a fully-crewed appliance to it until they know the exact circumstances, and as greenscreener rightly points out, the RSPCA is a charity with finite resources - they can't be everywhere at once. That said, it often puzzles my why the Fire & Rescue service don't have "first responders" or cars with a single operative, a bit like the ambulance and paramedic service do - that way at least with a minor incident like this you're not commiting more resources than you absolutely have to, but at the same time you could have someone on-scene relatively quickly who can assess the situation, make the right calls, and start to give assistance there and then until the cavalry arrive if necessary. But then that would involve thinking and a bit of effort.
I can understand the argument from both sides here, in that this is a relatively minor incident in which a life is not in immediate danger, so the fire service don't want to commit a fully-crewed appliance to it until they know the exact circumstances, and as greenscreener rightly points out, the RSPCA is a charity with finite resources - they can't be everywhere at once. That said, it often puzzles my why the Fire & Rescue service don't have "first responders" or cars with a single operative, a bit like the ambulance and paramedic service do - that way at least with a minor incident like this you're not commiting more resources than you absolutely have to, but at the same time you could have someone on-scene relatively quickly who can assess the situation, make the right calls, and start to give assistance there and then until the cavalry arrive if necessary. But then that would involve thinking and a bit of effort. rudis_dad
  • Score: 23

12:39pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

Yet another non-news story! Utterly pointless!!!!!
Yet another non-news story! Utterly pointless!!!!! GracesDad
  • Score: -11

2:04pm Tue 15 Jul 14

ladysal says...

Looks like a poor news day all over the place - this "story" has made it into the daily fail.....
Isn't there something going on in the government today????
Looks like a poor news day all over the place - this "story" has made it into the daily fail..... Isn't there something going on in the government today???? ladysal
  • Score: -3

2:47pm Tue 15 Jul 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Community amoeba?
Community amoeba? HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: -12

2:53pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Gerrard10 says...

Its not pointless it just like if your childs head was stuck not being funny but a dog is not just a pet its a part of the family yeah and I agree I would go to paper if that was the case not happy dont look
Its not pointless it just like if your childs head was stuck not being funny but a dog is not just a pet its a part of the family yeah and I agree I would go to paper if that was the case not happy dont look Gerrard10
  • Score: 11

2:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Gerrard10 says...

greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child??? Gerrard10
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
[quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged? GracesDad
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Gerrard10 says...

GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped Gerrard10
  • Score: -5

3:12pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

Gerrard10 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
You were the one comparing a dog to a child. Now you've changed your mind and prefer to compare it to a cat because you can't justify your comment.
[quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped[/p][/quote]You were the one comparing a dog to a child. Now you've changed your mind and prefer to compare it to a cat because you can't justify your comment. GracesDad
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Gerrard10 says...

GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
You were the one comparing a dog to a child. Now you've changed your mind and prefer to compare it to a cat because you can't justify your comment.
No, I said that a dog is like a child its your family yeah you must not be a dog person with and I said about the cat cause they climb yeah but firemen rescue them whats that about but when a dog gets stuck they cant do anything what a joke
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped[/p][/quote]You were the one comparing a dog to a child. Now you've changed your mind and prefer to compare it to a cat because you can't justify your comment.[/p][/quote]No, I said that a dog is like a child its your family yeah you must not be a dog person with and I said about the cat cause they climb yeah but firemen rescue them whats that about but when a dog gets stuck they cant do anything what a joke Gerrard10
  • Score: -3

3:24pm Tue 15 Jul 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

I am surprised the fire brigade didn't come straight out. Then they could go running to the local rag to tell their story. That's what they usually do.

Hey what's up lads your snooker game more important.
I am surprised the fire brigade didn't come straight out. Then they could go running to the local rag to tell their story. That's what they usually do. Hey what's up lads your snooker game more important. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -15

3:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

the beaver says...

The point is to all you thick numptys anti dog lovers is by going to the press highlights it for the council to do something about it. Before one of your kids get stuck and you ring claims direct before 999. These people are hard working taxpayers they deserve the same service whether its a dog or a child.
The point is to all you thick numptys anti dog lovers is by going to the press highlights it for the council to do something about it. Before one of your kids get stuck and you ring claims direct before 999. These people are hard working taxpayers they deserve the same service whether its a dog or a child. the beaver
  • Score: 7

3:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

If you think a dog is like a child then I fear for any children you may have. And yes, you are correct, I am not a dog person.
If you think a dog is like a child then I fear for any children you may have. And yes, you are correct, I am not a dog person. GracesDad
  • Score: -7

3:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

I think all dog lovers should be neutered so they can't have children which they then treat like dogs!!!
I think all dog lovers should be neutered so they can't have children which they then treat like dogs!!! GracesDad
  • Score: -16

3:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

ladysal says...

the beaver wrote:
The point is to all you thick numptys anti dog lovers is by going to the press highlights it for the council to do something about it. Before one of your kids get stuck and you ring claims direct before 999. These people are hard working taxpayers they deserve the same service whether its a dog or a child.
Why should the council do something about it? Have you ever seen that play park? It is rammed with parents and kids everytime the sun even looks like showing its face. Even last night, in the rain, there were people using it. And no one, as far as I know, has got stuck in the boulders.
What do you think the Council shoud do about it? Should they do the same to every natural rock / boulder fall in their area just in case some random kid / dog gets their foot / hand / arm / leg / head stuck?
The dog got its head stuck. Maybe, the owner should have made sure the dog couldn't get its head that far in - I'm assuming it was on a lead as it should be round there.
The RSPCA inspector was dealing with injured animals. Here's an idea. Try everything you can to get your animal free before tying up scarce resources for something you proved you could resolve yourself. Its an emergency service. As the animal's life wasn't in danger, this doesn't strike me as an emergency.
From a responsible dog owner / lover.
[quote][p][bold]the beaver[/bold] wrote: The point is to all you thick numptys anti dog lovers is by going to the press highlights it for the council to do something about it. Before one of your kids get stuck and you ring claims direct before 999. These people are hard working taxpayers they deserve the same service whether its a dog or a child.[/p][/quote]Why should the council do something about it? Have you ever seen that play park? It is rammed with parents and kids everytime the sun even looks like showing its face. Even last night, in the rain, there were people using it. And no one, as far as I know, has got stuck in the boulders. What do you think the Council shoud do about it? Should they do the same to every natural rock / boulder fall in their area just in case some random kid / dog gets their foot / hand / arm / leg / head stuck? The dog got its head stuck. Maybe, the owner should have made sure the dog couldn't get its head that far in - I'm assuming it was on a lead as it should be round there. The RSPCA inspector was dealing with injured animals. Here's an idea. Try everything you can to get your animal free before tying up scarce resources for something you proved you could resolve yourself. Its an emergency service. As the animal's life wasn't in danger, this doesn't strike me as an emergency. From a responsible dog owner / lover. ladysal
  • Score: 10

4:04pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

the beaver wrote:
The point is to all you thick numptys anti dog lovers is by going to the press highlights it for the council to do something about it. Before one of your kids get stuck and you ring claims direct before 999. These people are hard working taxpayers they deserve the same service whether its a dog or a child.
Try taking your dog to A&E next time it gets hurt and see what they think about your theory.
[quote][p][bold]the beaver[/bold] wrote: The point is to all you thick numptys anti dog lovers is by going to the press highlights it for the council to do something about it. Before one of your kids get stuck and you ring claims direct before 999. These people are hard working taxpayers they deserve the same service whether its a dog or a child.[/p][/quote]Try taking your dog to A&E next time it gets hurt and see what they think about your theory. GracesDad
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Tue 15 Jul 14

rudis_dad says...

GracesDad wrote:
If you think a dog is like a child then I fear for any children you may have. And yes, you are correct, I am not a dog person.
Yeah, you're quite right - most dogs can be trained to obey simple commands, and you can rely on them. Not so with kids.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: If you think a dog is like a child then I fear for any children you may have. And yes, you are correct, I am not a dog person.[/p][/quote]Yeah, you're quite right - most dogs can be trained to obey simple commands, and you can rely on them. Not so with kids. rudis_dad
  • Score: 17

4:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

rudis_dad says...

Gerrard10 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
Er, actually no they don't go to cats up trees, I cracked that one at a mate of mine who's a firefighter and he gave me short shrift about it. Mind you, he was busy at the time - stoking his blazing oil-drum outside Burnley fire station.
[quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped[/p][/quote]Er, actually no they don't go to cats up trees, I cracked that one at a mate of mine who's a firefighter and he gave me short shrift about it. Mind you, he was busy at the time - stoking his blazing oil-drum outside Burnley fire station. rudis_dad
  • Score: 2

4:09pm Tue 15 Jul 14

sniper16 says...

The fire control have got it wrong here. The fire brigade SHOULD of sent an appliance to render humanitarian service. They went to a cow in the canal the other week. Since when have the fire brigade stopped responding to TRAPPED animals?
The fire control have got it wrong here. The fire brigade SHOULD of sent an appliance to render humanitarian service. They went to a cow in the canal the other week. Since when have the fire brigade stopped responding to TRAPPED animals? sniper16
  • Score: 6

4:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GracesDad says...

rudis_dad wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
If you think a dog is like a child then I fear for any children you may have. And yes, you are correct, I am not a dog person.
Yeah, you're quite right - most dogs can be trained to obey simple commands, and you can rely on them. Not so with kids.
You're doing it wrong then. My kids are the most reliable human beings I've ever met.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: If you think a dog is like a child then I fear for any children you may have. And yes, you are correct, I am not a dog person.[/p][/quote]Yeah, you're quite right - most dogs can be trained to obey simple commands, and you can rely on them. Not so with kids.[/p][/quote]You're doing it wrong then. My kids are the most reliable human beings I've ever met. GracesDad
  • Score: -10

4:38pm Tue 15 Jul 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

sniper16 wrote:
The fire control have got it wrong here. The fire brigade SHOULD of sent an appliance to render humanitarian service. They went to a cow in the canal the other week. Since when have the fire brigade stopped responding to TRAPPED animals?
Please read the story before trying to sound clever.

"I’m disgusted and upset the RSPCA did not do anything sooner. They rang us just as we got Eric free and said the fire brigade would send an engine."

The same procedure would have been followed with the cow in the canal and the fire brigade turned up, like they would have done with this case if the owner didn't develop some common sense and free the animal.
[quote][p][bold]sniper16[/bold] wrote: The fire control have got it wrong here. The fire brigade SHOULD of sent an appliance to render humanitarian service. They went to a cow in the canal the other week. Since when have the fire brigade stopped responding to TRAPPED animals?[/p][/quote]Please read the story before trying to sound clever. "I’m disgusted and upset the RSPCA did not do anything sooner. They rang us just as we got Eric free and said the fire brigade would send an engine." The same procedure would have been followed with the cow in the canal and the fire brigade turned up, like they would have done with this case if the owner didn't develop some common sense and free the animal. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 8

4:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
As a parent and a dog owner I understand the difference between the two, I also have a sense of perspective and am pretty sure I would expect the emergency services to respond more rigorously for one than the other.

I would also not think this trivial matter, which is nothing special when it comes to the things dogs get up to, appropriate for media coverage.

Now, Would you be happy watching your home and family burn and waiting a bit longer while the brigade were busy extracting a pup from between two rocks ?
[quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]As a parent and a dog owner I understand the difference between the two, I also have a sense of perspective and am pretty sure I would expect the emergency services to respond more rigorously for one than the other. I would also not think this trivial matter, which is nothing special when it comes to the things dogs get up to, appropriate for media coverage. Now, Would you be happy watching your home and family burn and waiting a bit longer while the brigade were busy extracting a pup from between two rocks ? greenscreener
  • Score: 8

9:03pm Tue 15 Jul 14

icannotrace says...

Gerrard10 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
Hello, this was not an episode of Fireman Sam. This is an example of the nanny state where everybody can't help themselves and are always complaining when things don't go as they want.
[quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped[/p][/quote]Hello, this was not an episode of Fireman Sam. This is an example of the nanny state where everybody can't help themselves and are always complaining when things don't go as they want. icannotrace
  • Score: 4

10:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Keng38 says...

At least the owner managed a few photos before it was freed.
At least the owner managed a few photos before it was freed. Keng38
  • Score: 3

9:27am Wed 16 Jul 14

Womble says...

rudis_dad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
Er, actually no they don't go to cats up trees, I cracked that one at a mate of mine who's a firefighter and he gave me short shrift about it. Mind you, he was busy at the time - stoking his blazing oil-drum outside Burnley fire station.
Erm, yes they do go out to cats up trees.

Do a search for 'Operation Tiddles'. The headline reads: "Operation Tiddles: Farcical scene as it takes seven firefighters, a police car and an RSPCA officer THREE HOURS to rescue a cat from a tree"
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped[/p][/quote]Er, actually no they don't go to cats up trees, I cracked that one at a mate of mine who's a firefighter and he gave me short shrift about it. Mind you, he was busy at the time - stoking his blazing oil-drum outside Burnley fire station.[/p][/quote]Erm, yes they do go out to cats up trees. Do a search for 'Operation Tiddles'. The headline reads: "Operation Tiddles: Farcical scene as it takes seven firefighters, a police car and an RSPCA officer THREE HOURS to rescue a cat from a tree" Womble
  • Score: -1

10:59am Wed 16 Jul 14

Reasons says...

Was it on a lead!
Was it on a lead! Reasons
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Wed 16 Jul 14

ladysal says...

Womble wrote:
rudis_dad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Gerrard10 wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???
It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!!

If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?
And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped
Er, actually no they don't go to cats up trees, I cracked that one at a mate of mine who's a firefighter and he gave me short shrift about it. Mind you, he was busy at the time - stoking his blazing oil-drum outside Burnley fire station.
Erm, yes they do go out to cats up trees.

Do a search for 'Operation Tiddles'. The headline reads: "Operation Tiddles: Farcical scene as it takes seven firefighters, a police car and an RSPCA officer THREE HOURS to rescue a cat from a tree"
I did.
In a nutshell:
- the cat had been in the tree for 48 hours
- the RSPCA called the fire brigade
- the fire brigade was needed because there was no ladder in the vicinity which could be used. I.e, they weren't there for the cat, they were there because someone needed to climb the tree and needed a hydraulic lift in order to do so.

So yes, the Fire Brigade will get involved with animal rescues. But not to rescue the animal, simply to provide the humans with additional support and equipment.
[quote][p][bold]Womble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gerrard10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]She felt it necessary because its her dog and she has the right to if noone does qnything to help what would you do if this happened to your child???[/p][/quote]It wasn't a child it was a DOG. Dogs are not human beings!!!! If they had used their brains and got the car jacks in the first place there wouldn't even be a story. But no, instead they act all helpless and start calling the fire brigade. Do you think it would be ok if the fire brigade had attended then someone died in a fire because they were otherwise engaged?[/p][/quote]And what if its a dog its still family and what everyone gunna die and they shouldnt of needed the car jacks but when a cats up a tree they are there so why not when a dog is trapped[/p][/quote]Er, actually no they don't go to cats up trees, I cracked that one at a mate of mine who's a firefighter and he gave me short shrift about it. Mind you, he was busy at the time - stoking his blazing oil-drum outside Burnley fire station.[/p][/quote]Erm, yes they do go out to cats up trees. Do a search for 'Operation Tiddles'. The headline reads: "Operation Tiddles: Farcical scene as it takes seven firefighters, a police car and an RSPCA officer THREE HOURS to rescue a cat from a tree"[/p][/quote]I did. In a nutshell: - the cat had been in the tree for 48 hours - the RSPCA called the fire brigade - the fire brigade was needed because there was no ladder in the vicinity which could be used. I.e, they weren't there for the cat, they were there because someone needed to climb the tree and needed a hydraulic lift in order to do so. So yes, the Fire Brigade will get involved with animal rescues. But not to rescue the animal, simply to provide the humans with additional support and equipment. ladysal
  • Score: 1

2:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

mark anthony says...

greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
Correct me if I am wrong. But the average pay of a RSPCA inspector is 30k per year
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]Correct me if I am wrong. But the average pay of a RSPCA inspector is 30k per year mark anthony
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Wed 16 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

mark anthony wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ?

The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ?

Your dog was unlucky, get over it.
Correct me if I am wrong. But the average pay of a RSPCA inspector is 30k per year
No idea if you are right or wrong, but I fail to see the relevance, if I say - the RSPCA is a charity that can only afford to employ a limited number of specialist staff - does that make you feel better ? do you have a point to make ?
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: And you felt it necessary to go to the press because ? The RSPCA is a charity, they do what they can, how much have you donated to them ? Your dog was unlucky, get over it.[/p][/quote]Correct me if I am wrong. But the average pay of a RSPCA inspector is 30k per year[/p][/quote]No idea if you are right or wrong, but I fail to see the relevance, if I say - the RSPCA is a charity that can only afford to employ a limited number of specialist staff - does that make you feel better ? do you have a point to make ? greenscreener
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

woolywords says...

I blame the council!
Someone will have signed off on a risk assessment for these rocks and they have not taken account of this possible eventuality.
I blame the council! Someone will have signed off on a risk assessment for these rocks and they have not taken account of this possible eventuality. woolywords
  • Score: -1

12:48am Thu 17 Jul 14

stressed'68 says...

I hope the dog is ok,that the stones are spaced further out and that you bunch of half-wits realise that this couple would've faced a possible prison sentence if they had left the poor thing there? How many of you geniuses would've thought immediately "ah! car jack"...especially if you had gone on foot???.. I'm glad it's gone in the paper,because it has brought people's attention to a potential problem for other dogs!
I hope the dog is ok,that the stones are spaced further out and that you bunch of half-wits realise that this couple would've faced a possible prison sentence if they had left the poor thing there? How many of you geniuses would've thought immediately "ah! car jack"...especially if you had gone on foot???.. I'm glad it's gone in the paper,because it has brought people's attention to a potential problem for other dogs! stressed'68
  • Score: -1

7:54am Thu 17 Jul 14

greenscreener says...

stressed'68 wrote:
I hope the dog is ok,that the stones are spaced further out and that you bunch of half-wits realise that this couple would've faced a possible prison sentence if they had left the poor thing there? How many of you geniuses would've thought immediately "ah! car jack"...especially if you had gone on foot???.. I'm glad it's gone in the paper,because it has brought people's attention to a potential problem for other dogs!
Not surprised you are stressed if that's your reaction to this.

Calm down and get a bit of perspective.

But do feel free to take some hazard warning signs into the park and place them anywhere two objects may be between 10 to 20 cms apart.

I suggest fences, trees (branches or roots), rocks, walls ......
[quote][p][bold]stressed'68[/bold] wrote: I hope the dog is ok,that the stones are spaced further out and that you bunch of half-wits realise that this couple would've faced a possible prison sentence if they had left the poor thing there? How many of you geniuses would've thought immediately "ah! car jack"...especially if you had gone on foot???.. I'm glad it's gone in the paper,because it has brought people's attention to a potential problem for other dogs![/p][/quote]Not surprised you are stressed if that's your reaction to this. Calm down and get a bit of perspective. But do feel free to take some hazard warning signs into the park and place them anywhere two objects may be between 10 to 20 cms apart. I suggest fences, trees (branches or roots), rocks, walls ...... greenscreener
  • Score: -1
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