Parma Police Rescue Dog Stuck on Roof

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PARMA, Ohio - Police came to the rescue of a pooch in a precarious situation Thursday.

A German Shepherd got on to the roof from the window of a vacant home on Bertha Avenue in Parma.

Brenda Benedict, who lives on the street, saw the dog and called police.

"It was walking back and forth," said Benedict. "It was raining real bad and I was afraid it might fall."

She also said workers who were doing remodeling inside hadn't been seen in a few days, so the dog may have been without food and water in that time.

Officer Vincent Semanik, who says he's a big animal lover, responded.

With the use of the city bucket truck , Officer Semanik was hoisted up to the roof of the house.

After giving the dog some biscuits, he gained its confidence and was able to get the dog down.

Officers decided to name the dog Shingles.

Parma Animal Control Officer Julie Modicum says the owner could face charges for leaving the dog in a dangerous situation.  If the owner does not come forward within a week, Kosic says Shingles will go up for adoption through the Parma Animal Shelter.

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