Fire department adopts dog it saved from base of waterfall
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey fire department plans to adopt the dog it rescued from the base of a waterfall.
The Record reports Paterson Fire Capt. Scott Parkin rappelled from a bridge with help from his crew to rescue the dog from the bottom of Great Falls on Sunday. Authorities believe the young pit bull was thrown off a ledge and had been stranded for days.
The pup, which has been named Paterson, will likely join Fire Co. 2 after it finishes treatment at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals praised the Paterson Fire Department and animal control for their rescue.
Parkin says firehouse life isn’t the easiest for a dog but that he hopes Paterson can adapt to his new home.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com