Three SPCA inspectors rushed to Boundary Street in Mong Kok after it was reported that a Shiba Inu had made its way onto a 10th floor window ledge, according to the association’s Facebook page. As the dog’s owner was not in the apartment, police officers and personnel from the Fire Services Department were enlisted in the poor pup’s rescue.
An SPCA inspector climbed up 10 storeys on a scaling ladder accompanied by firefighters, and eventually managed to get ahold of the dog with an animal-catching pole, at which point the other two inspectors – who were inside the flat – pulled the dog back inside.
According to the SPCA, the fully grown Shiba Inu was unharmed, and in healthy condition. However, they warned the owner to properly lock the flat’s window grilles to prevent a similar situation in the future.
Shiba Inu, a Japanese dog breed, have become ubiquitous on the internet in the last few years, with one particularly straight-faced pooch inspiring a viral meme (Doge). Having breathed a collective sigh of relief at the dog’s safety, we couldn’t help but jump on the cultural bandwagon and make our own Doge meme for the occasion.
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