Good Samaritan, Brookhaven Firefighters save stranded dog

Published 6:44 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Firefighters with Brookhaven Fire Department saved a trapped dog Saturday. Brookhaven resident Kat Norris said she went for a walk when she noticed a German Sheppard named Heida stranded in a construction site.

Norris said she had decided to go for a walk and see the construction progress on the North Jackson Street bridge in the nice weather Saturday. A picture of the construction area captured a dog in the image. Norris noticed the dog was in the picture after she took the photo.

Apparently Heida, the dog, had chased a cat with her sister the day before. Both Heida’s sister and the cat returned home but she did not and was trapped in the construction pit overnight.

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Norris said she remembered who the owner might be and asked them if they had dog who was missing. Sure enough Heida had been missing for about 13 hours. The owners of the dog reported the dog had arthritis according to Norris. She watched the dog try to climb out several times before it sat down in muddy water. Firemen were able to retrieve the dog out of the pit and get it home safely to its owners. They are going to take it to the vet according to Norris.

“A great big thank you to Brookhaven firemen Seth and Taylor,” Norris said. “I thank the firemen but I also thank the good Lord for telling me to go for that walk. Not only that, I was going to walk in a different direction because of the construction. I finally decided to walk to the bridge. I truly believe the good Lord sent me there.”