Apr 27, 2010 1:23 PM

Firefighters rescue dog from chair

A fat old dog found himself in quite a predicatment last week when he got stuck in a chair.
It took three suburban Chicago firefighters to rescue the small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair . The dog was deep inside the chair and they had to get him out by sawing the piece of furniture apart.
Ken Makris says his terrier, Ebonyser, has nerve damage following his Thursday night ordeal but that he is "coming along fine."
Firefighters who responded to an emergency call from the Sunrise of Naperville assisted living center Thursday arrived to find a nurse's aide hanging onto the chair to relieve the pressure on the dog and allow it to breathe.
Firefighter and paramedic Scott Bolda says the chair's electrical controls stopped working when Ebonyser become wedged inside.
"It took about five minutes to get him free," Bolda said. "We've never had to rescue a dog like that before."
Makris, 87, says the 5-year-old pooch is on painkillers but that he was able to go out for a walk Monday. The chair however, didn't make it.


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