WARREN - Two dogs were rescued from an Oak Street S.W. roof Friday afternoon by police and firefighters.
Warren police Animal Control Officer John Onatz said he was called to the home about 1 p.m. and found the pair of black Labradors - a puppy and an adult - on the side roof of 1453 Oak St. S.W.
The house is vacant, and Onatz said he thinks the dogs got in through an open door and wandered around before they wound up on the roof.
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When he arrived, however, the dogs would not re-enter the house through the window or jump to the ground, so firefighters were called in so their ladders could be used.
A ladder was set up, but even with officers and firefighters employing snares, the dogs refused to budge. There were some concerns the house was unsafe, but police and firefighters made their way to the second floor, where they lassoed the dogs and got them inside.
Onatz said he didn't know how long the dogs had been on the roof, but it was clear it had been some time. They were both shivering and whimpering, and one of the dogs had frozen mucus stuck to its snout.
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Warren firefighters attempt to coax two dogs off a roof of a vacant Oak Street S.W. home. The dogs were eventually rescued and taken to the Trumbull County Dog Pound.
The dogs were taken to the Trumbull County Dog Pound in Howland. Onatz said if their owners can't be found, they will be adopted out.