Haddam Firefighters Help Rescue Dog From Stream

Firefighters in Haddam helped rescued a dog from a stream after it wandered away from home Wednesday afternoon and fell in, according to the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company.

The dog's owners set out searching for their pet after noticing it had strayed from their home on Geronim Drive in the Higganum section of town around 1 p.m. Wednesday. They found the pup struggling in a nearby stream and called 911, firefighters posted on the department Facebook page.

Fire officials said the dog's owners managed to get the dog out of the water on their own. Firefighters Jeff Harke and Mike Mancuso lifted the pooch onto a plastic sled and carried it 400 yards out of the woods.

Firefighters covered the dog with a blanket and encouraged the owners to the pup to a vet for treatment.

The fire company said Firefighter Tony Lafo also helped with the rescue.

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