“I found Hurshey around 11:30 this morning. I thought I heard him bark so I headed into the wooded area beside our house. I couldn’t tell if it was my dog crying or a bird chirping. When I was about to turn around and give up, I looked up and found my dog 30ft in the air in a tree. He was terrified and wouldn’t get down. The kind people at Elmsdale fire department came and rescued my dog out of the tree. Thank you everyone for caring and Sharing but Hurshey is now home safe and sound.” From Hurshey’s Very Happy Owner (4.18.13 – 4.19.13)


 Look Waaaaay Up!!!


Even the Bird is Shocked!




The HEROES Arrive!!



 Thank You Elmsdale Fire Dept.!


A HUGE Thank You goes out to the Elmsdale Fire Department for getting Hurshey down from the tree.  They thought at first it was some kind of joke… My dog is stuck in a tree??  Ha-ha… These great guys all showed up to see this for themselves and were the heroes of the day when they got Hurshey out of the tree safely. Yip Yip Yippee!!

THANK YOU To Elmsdale Fire Department:

Deputy Chief Kevin Goodman

Norval Mitchell

Dave Noble

Mack Noble

Shawn Brown

Laura Mather

Al Gould

Ardent Fillmore

Katrina Ashley

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  1. Sandra Martin submitted this update

    If this was April 1st there is no way I would believe this! Even so I am having a hard time with it. Glad your puppy has been found. 🙂

    • Ann submitted this update

      The tree was at a definite angle, but it still took a lot of gumption to chase that squirrel (?) all that way without thinking. lol Even the Fire Department thought it was a Joke until they arrived. They’ll be glad to tell you all about it. Having grown up with three Jacks, I know they are capable but even this amazed me… so glad he’s home safe and sound now. (Ann Morrison)

  2. Nicole Lake submitted this update

    Thanks again to everyone at the Elmsdale Fire department, you saved the day and I really appreciate you helping my dog 🙂 you are all truly amazing people.

  3. Lynn Hussey submitted this update

    LoL love to hear his story as to WHY he was up there! Very glad he’s safe and a huge Thank you for sure to the Fire Dept. They Rock!

  4. Val submitted this update

    Gotta love dogs…and the fire dept. Way to go everyone!!

  5. Paula Hicks submitted this update

    So glad he is safe and sound, and a big thanks to his rescuers.

  6. Mary submitted this update

    I am a JRT owner. I know how no one would believe you. Glad you took photos. My boy has climbed trees on more than one occassion. Mostly after squirles but birds too

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