Kentucky troopers, firefighters rescue dachshund stuck in a tree

SALEM, KY (WLEX/NBC News) — A curious dachshund is back home after finding himself stuck inside a tree.

Rocco the dachshund was found trapped in the tree near his Salem, Kentucky home, with his head poking through a small knothole.

Two off-duty Kentucky State Troopers found the wiener dog after hearing him barking. With the the help of the Salem Fire Department they were able to cut a hole in the tree and free him.

“Thankfully he didn’t dehydrate to death. He was really thin when they brought him in,” said Tammy Reed, Rocco’s owner.

The opening in the tree was made larger to prevent this from happening again. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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