It happens like clockwork. Another year, another impressive set of animal rescues by firefighters and police officers within the US and abroad. And now in its sixth edition, this annual tradition (still technically not a tradition, but we’re just gonna go with it) continues to expand, and our first responders continue to inspire. In fact, the FPPA Facebook page highlighted some exciting firsts (first time for us, at least), including: First animal rescued from a hammock, the first ever alligator rescue, and first ever Taylor Swift concert dress saved. Yes, Taylor truly is everywhere.
Read on for more of this year’s best animal rescues…
The 10 Best Animal Rescues of 2023 (In No Particular Order)
When Oliver the owl got the goal, but needed an assist
When firefighters did their best Mario and Luigi impression
When Elvis Pigsley absolutely stole the show
When a snake inside a wall contributed more than its fair share of nightmare fuel
This head-scratching moo-stery
When we got to use our most favorite mayo pun
When a cat became just a little too curious
When firefighters had to deal with a load of bull
When this momma duck was the queen of efficiency
When firefighters used a paddle boat to rescue a doggy paddler
Ryan Woodhouse is the Content and Publications Manager for the Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado. When not creating content for FPPA, Ryan can be found fly fishing in the Colorado high country or shouting at the TV during University of Wisconsin football and basketball games.