Calls about animals in danger has risen says Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Fire crews were called to rescue a horse Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue

Fire crews were called to rescue a horse Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

The number of people calling Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to help animals has risen.

They say most calls are for domestic animals like cats, dogs and rodents.

Since 2011 to the end of October 2016, almost 600 incidents involving animal rescues were attended by the fire service.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue says it’s important people call them rather than putting their own lives at risk.

  • In 2014 – 92 incidents were reported
  • In 2015 – 101 incidents were reported
  • 2016 to date – 111 incidents reported
A kitten was recued Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

A kitten was recued Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

We know that people love animals and would risk their own lives to save a family pet or other animal in distress if we didn’t attend. We would much rather we were called than have someone put their own life at risk as we have trained staff with the right equipment.GROUP COMMANDER SIMON NEWTON