A puppy was at the centre of an unusual rescue operation after it got its mouth caught on a garden hook.
The 13-week-old French bulldog, called Mabel, was stuck to a sharp hook used for growing tomato plants and couldn’t move.
Firefighters from Merseyside Fire and Rescue were called out the home, on Grafton Drive, in Aisdale, but were unable to free the puppy so called for help from a local vet.
The vet was then able to sedate the pet and safety remove her from the hook, allowing firefighters to use a ‘Smokey Paws’ breathing mask to administer oxygen. Station Manager Ronnie Duffy said: “The crews did really well supporting the dog while we were waiting for vets to arrive with a sedative.
“Mabel had been in the garden and got stuck to a small hook used for growing tomato plants. She was trapped tight to a wall by her lower jaw and every time she moved she was in pain.
“The owners were really upset to see the dog in such distress and it was hard for the crew members too as we are all dog lovers ourselves.”
Mabel sustained a jaw injury and needed further treatment by vets Parker and Crowther.