Firefighters rescued an overly inquisitive puppy from a park fence in West Ewell recently.

Posting news of the miraculous rescue efforts on Twitter, a spokesperson for London Fire Brigade (LFB) described how the young German Shepherd puppy had become stuck in the fence after she got a little too close for comfort earlier this month (June 10) as lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus continued to be eased in the area.

“Firefighters rescued a puppy who got her head trapped in a fence on Gatley Avenue in West Ewell,” LFB said.

Gigi the puppy was just six months old when the LFB crew, from the Surbiton Fire Station, used specialist equipment to make sure she could return safely home with her human.

Sub Officer John Griffin described how Gigi had become trapped after chasing a squirrel through the park, and halfway through the fence too.

“The puppy was out for a walk when she began chasing a squirrel across the park at full speed,” he said

“Whilst the squirrel squeezed through a gap in a fence, the puppy, named Gigi, didn’t.”

John went onto describe how the Surbiton crew had rescued Gigi by using specialist, high-powered equipment to squeeze the steel bars apart far enough that she could wriggle free.

“Firefighters love animals and we are always happy to assist if our specialist equipment is required, as in this case.

We would always encourage people to call the RSPCA in the first instance if they see an animal stuck or in distress,” John said.

The rescue took the Surbiton crew around 20 minutes all told, before Gigi was reunited with her owner.