The London Fire Brigade has asked the public not to call emergency services to rescue pets – they had 620 callouts for them last year. The following are some of the calls they made :
An iguana stuck on a roof
A parrot trapped in its cage
A dog stuck in a wheelchair
A puppy with its head stuck in an exercise machine
A kitten with its head stuck in a bongo drum
A snake at a retirement home
Two dogs in a toilet
A chimp in a chimney
A hamster trapped in a disabled lift
A kitten trapped in a reclining chair.
You have been warned.
I remember a request from the police some time ago along similar lines. They also gave a list of strange call outs, but the one I loved was the guy who applied to join the police force and dialled emergency services to see how his application was going. I would guess not at all.