Barking Dog Leads Help to Trapped Furry Companion

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By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Barking Dog Leads Help to Trapped Furry Companion
A Massachusetts firefighter rescues a trapped dog on Tuesday after its canine companion pulled a Lassie.   (Facebook)

It was a scene straight out of an episode of Lassie. Police in western Massachusetts say a dog approached an officer on Tuesday barking frantically and then led the officer across a field and down an icy, 30-foot embankment, where the dog's canine companion had become entangled in the undergrowth. Firefighters in Orange used a ladder to free the trapped dog, which was taken to a veterinarian for a checkup. The two dogs had run off hours earlier when their owner suffered a medical emergency at her home and was taken to the hospital. Police tried to catch the dogs, but they kept running away. Orange police said on their Facebook page: "Apparently, any dog in the right circumstances can turn into Lassie." (More Massachusetts stories.)

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