Firefighters in Hoboken, New Jersey, swung into action on Tuesday morning, rescuing a dog from a third-storey ledge after he was lured outside by the beautiful weather, a city spokesman said.
Skipper, as the four-legged sunbather is known, was taken down from the ledge on Hoboken's main drag by Hoboken Fire Department firefighters who had received a call at 9:32am, said the spokesman, Juan Melli.
"Skipper broke through a screen and decided to enjoy the nice weather out on the Veranda," Melli said.
Skipper didn't pose a threat to his rescuers, Melli said, adding, "He was not aggressive."
Melli said no firefighters were injured in the incident, which they executed with the same professionalism they would a human rescue.
"And they don't distinguish between cats and dogs, either," Melli added.