Wes McGuirk, a mail carrier from Nebraska, came home from dinner on Saturday night and couldn’t find his 16-month-old dog, Kora. Which is no easy feat since Kora happens to be a 120 pound Great Dane. After searching for about 40 minutes, McGuirk heard Kora’s whimpering coming from a very unexpected direction …UP.
The aderpable Dane climbed up a tree in McGuirk’s backyard (presumably chasing a squirrel) and was approximately 20 feet high, when she remembered that even though she’s one of the tallest breeds, Kora isn’t a huge fan of heights.
McGuirk tried to bring Kora back down to earth, but his ladder wasn’t tall enough, so he enlisted the help of the Plattsmouth and Elmwood Fire Departments. Despite being an unprecedented situation, the fire fighters were able to get Kora down using both a K-9 unit dog harness, and a tarp.
Kora was unharmed and happy to have all four paws on the ground again. “I’ve never seen her do that,” said McGuirk told Inside Edition “Whatever she was after, it had to be something good.”
Who said firefighters only rescue cats from trees!? Watch the rescue in the video below:
And check out a local news report about the rescue: