“A dog on a roof?” But when he got to the address reported by the caller, sure enough, he found an old canine friend perched up on a roof in the 700 block of East Randall Street.
“It was a dog I’d adopted out,” Valdez said. Apparently she had gotten up on the roof before but when she did, she could never find her way back down to terra firma.
“It was cold and raining and the owners were out of town,” Valdez said. He had no choice but to answer the call and rescue the dog.
When asked how the dog had managed to end up on the roof of the house, Valdez said it appeared that she was able to climb up on her kennel, then make her way to a brick wall that allowed her to reach the roof.
Apparently getting up there was a lot easier than coming back to earth.
Valdez got a ladder and reached the edge of the roof. “I managed to coach her down close enough where I could carry her down and take her to the shelter until the owners could get her,” he said.
“Just one of the many calls that we get at animal control,” the officer said. “It’s never a boring job.”
Valdez added that his two employees, David Reilly and Manuel Lopez, helped get the dog back on the ground and out of the elements.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.