UPDATE: This story has been updated after we received a comment from the dog owner, who also thanks local firefighters for their response.
A local dog is recovering after being saved by his owner and local emergency firefighters Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to a 911 call on a trail in woods between in Southbury and in Oxford. A man said he was carrying his dog, which had been injured when it ran into a large branch. The branch broke through the dog’s skin, said Oxford Fire Chief .
The dog owner attempted to plug the wound; he carried the dog out of the wooded area, Pelletier said.
Firefighters on a John Deere Gator all-terrain vehicle used triangulation to locate the man’s cell phone; they found him near water and saw the medium-sized dog bleeding profusely, said Pelletier, who didn’t know the dog’s breed.
Firefighters picked up the dog and carried it out of the woods in a blanket; the dog was brought to a local veterinarian and was treated for its injuries, Pelletier said.
He said he received a call later in the day saying that the dog had survived and was doing OK.