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To the Rescue: Rapunzel, Rapunzel—Let Down Your Fur!

A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress

A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress

An officer from the Washington Humane Society recently went to great … heights to rescue a pooch in need of shelter. ANN RUSELL/WASHINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY
At first, all I could see was a set of eyes staring back at me from a third-floor balcony,” says the officer from the Washington Humane Society (WHS), who wishes to remain anonymous so as not to jeopardize future investigative work.

It was a freezing and windy night last December, and the officer was responding to a complaint in the Southeast part of the District of Columbia. A dog had been left without shelter in bad weather for a long time.

When he arrived on the scene, neighbors pointed him to the balcony where a 6-month-old yellow lab mix named Brandy was confined.

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