It was a typical day at the Mount Pleasant Pub in Staffordshire, England. Patrons ate and drank in the beer garden, while others relaxed upstairs and took in the pleasant summer day.
But for one Jack Russell terrier, the day was anything but ordinary!
The dog had previously been found on the side of the road not far from the pub and had been taken to an upstairs room at Mount Pleasant while his owner was contacted.
All the excitement of getting lost and found must have been too much for the pup, as he decided to make his escape through the second-story window!
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“The dog fell off the window ledge, and when it was trying to get back in the window it slid down the roof and jumped,” pub patron told The Mirror. Ravenhall plays soccer for the pub’s team and jumped into action as soon as he heard the commotion.
The incident, captured on CCTV, shows Ravenhall getting into position and looking up at the window just before the Jack Russell tumbles into view.
Ravenhall catches the dog and slows his descent before he lands on the ground. Luckily, the pup escaped the incident with no injuries and was returned to his owner shortly after. The widely shared video led to Ravenhall being hailed as a “hero” for his tricky catch.
For their part, the Mount Pleasant pub has turned their moment of social media celebrity into a chance to give back.
The team has created a GoFundMe “after the latest event at The Mount Pleasant Kingswinford” drew attention to stray dogs in the area. The money will go to The Dogs Trust, a registered nonprofit in London England that “is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.”
One lucky catch made all the difference in not just one dog’s life, but potentially the lives of many others. Watch the full CCTV footage of Ravenhall’s catch below!
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