Kittens, puppies and alligators -- oh my! Central Florida first responders have been busy this week rescuing animals from precarious situations.
On Sunday, Brevard County firefighters helped rescue a puppy that was stranded across a water-filled ditch. Officials said the husky was not injured but had no ID tags.
After posting the dog’s photo on social media, a firefighter came across a lost dog sign with a photo that matched the puppy.
By the next day, firefighters said the husky had been reunited with its owners.
Since Sunday, Polk County deputies have responded to two different animal-related calls; one involving a kitten and the other involving an alligator.
Sheriff Grady Judd tweeted that a Polk County deputy with help of Davenport firefighters helped rescue a kitten from a drainpipe on Sunday night.
The next day, he said deputies responded to a call about an alligator on the front porch of a home.
Judd said the 5 and a half foot gator was successfully relocated to a nearby lake.