Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ambulance called for guide dog after injuring her paw on escalator

Guide dog Gidget had to be stretchered out of a shopping centre in Sydney, Australia after injuring her paw on an escalator.   

An ambulance spokeswoman said the black labrador's paw was so badly injured that paramedics Nicole Pendergast and Kai Robinson had to treat her at the scene. They then transported her and her distressed owner to the University of Sydney's Veterinary Hospital.

Mr Robinson said the pup was obedient, despite being in a lot of pain. "It certainly wasn't the type of patient I am used to treating," he said. "The brave dog was obviously in a bit of pain and she was very responsive to our efforts to help.

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"She sat on the stretcher obediently as we carried her to the ambulance. I will be checking in to see that she is doing okay, that's for sure." The ambulance spokeswoman said Gidget spent the night in hospital receiving treatment.

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