A black Labrador has been rescued by the RSPCA after becoming trapped in bushes on a steep cliff edge in the Wrexham area.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the dog’s owner reported that her pet had become stranded at the spot by Bridge Street in Holt – situated close to the border with England. The rescue was completed on 29 July.

Worryingly – amid sweltering hot weather conditions – the terrified dog was stuck on uneven ground and at risk of a dangerous fall.

RSPCA animal collection officer Fred Armstrong attended the scene, and was able to access the dog using a ladder, and safely place the dog in a seal bag before lowering the animal safely to the owner.

ACO Armstrong said: “We absolutely love a happy ending – and it was great to be able to save this dog from such a precarious position.

“This black Labrador was totally trapped in a bramble bush on a dangerous and steep cliff edge, adjacent to a river. We were really worried about what could have happened if the dog fell.

“Fortunately, the dog was accessed via ladders and brought to safety. A member of the public helped me out too, which we’re really grateful for.”

If you have any animal welfare concerns or find an animal in distress please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

Should you wish to help the RSPCA complete rescues such as these, you can donate online.