A dog has been captured on video stepping in to help firefighters pull down a storm-wrecked tree with a rope.
Footage shows the dog, owned by Dutch volunteer firefighter Leendert Foppen, helping emergency service workers by tugging a rope attached to the tree after severe storms hit the Netherlands this month.
The dog, named Rocky, is seen wagging its tail and playfully pulling the end of the rope while people passing by are heard laughing in the background.
Cameraman Jordy Delwel from Delwel Fotografi, a Dutch video agency, was outside in the small eastern city of Harderwijk during the cleanup when he captured the moment.
"The volunteer, Leendert Foppen was holding the dog, who was watching his mates doing the hard work," Bjorn Appel from Delwel Fotografi wrote in an email to ninemsn.
"The dog saw the rope and decided the help the firemen. Of course they didn't really need his help, but hey, it was sure nice to see."
The dog is well-known in Harderwijk and is considered as a local celebrity, he said.
Sources: Video Valley, Bjorn Appel.
Author: Bernadette Chua, Approving Editor: Fiona Willan