'Jaws of life' free puppy pinned under reclining chair on Sunshine Coast
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'Jaws of life' free puppy pinned under reclining chair on Sunshine Coast

Firefighters have used the 'jaws of life' to free a five-month-old cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy that was trapped by its neck underneath an electric reclining chair on the Sunshine Coast.

Jackson, a five-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was rescued from an electric reclining chair using the 'jaws of life'.

Jackson, a five-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was rescued from an electric reclining chair using the 'jaws of life'.

Photo: Facebook - Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

The crew were called to a residence on Koel Circuit in Peregian Springs at 10.40am on Wednesday to rescue the puppy, named Jackson.

Lieutenant Peter Pittini, who was the officer in charge of the rescue, said the puppy's owner was a young girl who was at the house with her grandmother.

"The grandma was lowering down the electric reclining chair to pet the puppy when it went underneath the chair and became stuck by the neck between two metal bars," he said.

"A vet got there just before we did and gave the puppy some sedatives calm it down."

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The young girl's grandmother was not able to get out of the chair, which made the rescue more difficult.

However, the chair was also in a reclined position, which made the task easier by allowing several firefighters to easily get underneath.

The fire crew got the 'jaws of life' and used a manual pump, which generated less noise than the usual electric pump, to open the jaws of life and spread the metal bars.

Jackson with his young owner and firefighter Craig Robinson.

Jackson with his young owner and firefighter Craig Robinson.

Photo: Facebook - Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Jackson was freed 10 minutes after the firefighters arrived and given the all-clear by the vet.

Lieutenant Pittini said he had never been involved in the rescue of an animal that involved the use of the jaws of life.

"I was expecting something a bit worse on the way, but I was relieved it was a simple task," he said.

"The family were very relieved and everyone was very thankful afterwards."