“You know there’s always the thought of the firemen going to rescue the cat out of the trees … it’s the ongoing thing. But a dog on the roof is a first,” one firefighter recently said.
A dog on a what?
On May 27, the Wells Fire Department received an odd call about a pooch in need of help, and now their story and photos are going viral.
Emergency officials responded to a call about a dog stuck on a roof in Wells, Maine.
Woof Wooooof! Just saying…..Need some help here!
When the fire department received the call, Captain Jeff Nawfel told WGME he wasn’t entirely sure what to think of the situation.
“The call came in for a dog stuck on a roof,” he recalled. “My first thought was on the roof of a car, but I didn’t exactly know what was going on.”
The Wells Fire Department arrived and sure enough a dog was trapped on the roof of a home.
Help me! I'm a curious doggie who managed to get out onto the roof and can't get down!
When they arrived they found a 10-year-old Husky named Jasper perched on top a two-story home’s porch. Firefighters discovered that the curious fellow managed to escape his home through a second floor window.
The fire department brought their ladder truck, but was unable to use it due to nearby power lines, so Nawfel climbed onto the roof and attempted to coax the dog inside.
Jasper needed a little encouragement to go back through the window.
Wells Fire Department Captain Jeff Nawfel was able to save this beautiful dog who managed to get out onto his roof and got stuck. Thanks Captain Nawfel. Video by Officer Steve McDonaldWells Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 4652
Posted by Wells Maine Police on Sunday, May 27, 2018
It wasn’t a difficult rescue, but it did take a moment before Jasper decided he had enough of the roof and wanted to go back inside.
Just before Jasper squeezed back into the window, with a little help from Nawfel, he did something that has melted everyone’s heart. He gave Nawfel a kiss.
The sweet moment Jasper gave his rescuer a thank you kiss was caught on camera.
Thank you kisses to Captain Nawfel! It's pawsatively love! Is there anything more stunning than an animal expressing gratitude?!
Since Wells Maine Police shared the photos on their Facebook page, they have received an unusual amount of attention.
“It floors me that, out of anything going on, this has gotten the attention that it has,” Nawfel said. “It’s crazy. Absolutely crazy.”
But it’s also adorable, absolutely adorable.