(Photo by Township of Esquimalt)

Victoria Animal Control Services were able to safely retrieve an anxious dog from the roof of a house after she broke through a screen window and got stuck.

At around 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning, crews responded to reports of a distressed dog on the roof of a house on Lyall Street in Esquimalt.

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A Shepherd/Husky mix dog named “Pepper” had managed to break through the screen of an open second-floor window and onto the roof of the house.

According to a Facebook post, Pepper is known to suffer from significant anxiety when left home alone, which is likely what caused her to try and escape.

However once she got out, the agitated pup was unable to get back into the house and was spotted walking around on the roof by a concerned neighbour who then called animal control.

“The officers borrowed a ladder from a neighbour and Pepper allowed herself to be put on a leash. With one officer up the ladder, the dog immediately climbed onto the officer and was carried down,” reads the post.

Pepper’s owner arrived a short time later and was reunited with their dog. All parties are now safe and sound.

Animal control officers Chris and Garry are credited with carrying out the rescue mission without a hitch.

Friday morning saw an unusual rescue on Lyall Street in Esquimalt. Victoria Animal Control Services received a call…

Posted by Township of Esquimalt on Friday, October 4, 2019