A pet-dad in Ituporanga, Brazil, feared the worst when his sweet pup Safira disappeared from their home.
The pup had seemingly vanished without a trace, and after several days of searching, her dad was growing desperate.
But then, on the third day, he was finally able to locate her after her hearing her bark for help.
Unfortunately, the ordeal was far from over.
Safira had fallen down a 200-foot-cliff about a mile from home and was stranded on a small, leaf-covered ledge about 80 feet down.
The ledge had saved the pup’s life, but now she was trapped on it with no way to get herself to safety.
Safira’s owner was deeply worried about her health and safety and didn’t know what to do.
Safira’d been stuck without food and water for three long days, and he had no way of getting down to the ledge and rescuing her.
Out of desperation, he called the fire department, though he worried they wouldn’t want to spend their manpower and resources on saving a dog.
But there was no need to worry: the Ituporanga Military Fire Department was more than willing to help save the life of an innocent dog and quickly sent a team of firefighters to the scene.
The rescue wasn’t easy. They had to rappel down the steep cliff to reach the scared pup, but once they’d gotten her to safety, there was no doubt that it had all been worth it.
Though weak from her ordeal, Safira couldn’t help but beam with joy and gratefulness and she eagerly covered her rescuers in kisses. It seemed like she’d never be able to stop kissing and thanking them.
In an interview with The Dodo, one of the rescuers, Luis Fernando, revealed that this wasn’t the first time they’d been asked to rescue a pup, and added: “It is always worth our time”.
Safira’s pet dad was extremely thankful to the fire department and is overjoyed to have his sweet little girl back.
She’s now safe, happy, and healthy, and will no doubt always love and remember the heroes who saved her life.
The rescuers have been praised online for their bravery and their respect for all life.