Firefighters celebrate National Dog Day with gallery of 'proudest pooch rescues' in South Yorkshire

This must have been 'wheel-y' embarrassing for the poor dog (pic: SYFR)
This must have been 'wheel-y' embarrassing for the poor dog (pic: SYFR)

It's National Dog Day today, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing some pictures of their daftest misadventures?

As animal lovers nationwide get all gooey-eyed over cute canine photos, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue marked the occasion by sharing snaps of what it called its 'proudest pooch rescues'.

Firefighters with a grateful mutt (pic: SYFR)

Firefighters with a grateful mutt (pic: SYFR)

They include the pitiable case of a young Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Rotherham who ended up with her head stuck in a wheel last year.

Also making the gallery was the time-honoured rescue of a dog trapped down a hole - the canine equivalent of 'cat stuck up a tree'.

Last week, firefighters in Sheffield came to the aid of a fox which had fallen down a well.

This unfortunate pooch needed patching up (pic:SYFR)

This unfortunate pooch needed patching up (pic:SYFR)

This dog ended up in a 'hole' lot of bother (pic: SYFR)

This dog ended up in a 'hole' lot of bother (pic: SYFR)