Firefighters rescue dogs from kennel roof after evacuation

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Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue 13 dogs from the roof of a downtown kennel on Monday after chemical fumes from work on a floor forced an evacuation.

 

“Two workers and several animals at Dog Days of Birmingham began having breathing difficulties after a contractor put new sealant on a concrete floor that was being refinished,” said Jay Barrett, a spokesperson for the company.

 

Small dogs that were kept on the ground floor were evacuated through the front door to safety but 13 larger dogs that were housed on the second floor were taken to a rooftop play area to get out of the building.

 

Firefighters used a ladder truck beside the building to carry the animals off the roof. Firefighters handed down the dogs from the roof to kennel workers waiting on the ground.

 

Firefighters used a ladder truck parked beside the building to carry the animals off the roof. Firefighters handed down one animal from a fire truck to kennel workers waiting on the ground.