Ever seen an animal trapped or stuck somewhere and not known what to do? Animals often get themselves into tricky situations and most of the time they manage to get themselves out again.
The number of animals rescued by London Fire Brigade has shot up by almost 60 per cent over the past five years – that’s why the Brigade is asking people to think carefully before dialling 999 if they see an animal trapped somewhere. When firefighters are out rescuing animals, they can’t go to other emergencies, like fires.
If you do see an animal trapped or stuck somewhere, call the RSPCA first for advice rather than dialling 999. You can call the RSPCA’s 24 hour helpline on 0300 1234 999 or go to rspca.org.uk.
Never put yourself at risk to save an animal.
Where possible, keep an eye on your pets to avoid them getting into tricky situations.
Remember, the RSPCA will call London Fire Brigade if needed.