KSP Troopers rescue dog trapped in a tree

KSP Troopers rescue dog trapped in a tree
Firefighters cut part of the tree to rescue Rocco. (Source: KSP)
Firefighters cut part of the tree to rescue Rocco. (Source: KSP)
Rocco (Source: KSP)
Rocco (Source: KSP)

SALEM, KY (WAVE) – Two Kentucky State Troopers rescued a dog that got itself in a pretty tight spot.

KSP Sergeant Michael Williams and Trooper Gerick Sullivan were mowing a cemetery in Salem while off duty when they heard a dog barking in a wooded area.

They eventually found a dachshund named Rocco trapped inside the trunk of a tree. The dog had gotten inside the tree through a nearby groundhog hole and could not get back out.

With the help of the Salem Fire Department, the dog was freed safely after a section of the tree was cut out. Rocco was then returned to his owner.

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The opening of the tree was made larger, just in case another dog may find itself inside the tree.

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