Somehow, Safira had ended up tumbling halfway down a 200-foot cliff in a remote region about a mile from home; in his search around the cliff's edge, her owner had heard her barking for help. Fortunately, the dog's fall was broken by a small, leafy ledge, but she stood no chance of escaping the spot on her own. By then, Safira had been three days without food or water.
Desperate, her owner called the local fire department for help, but feared they wouldn't consider Safira a priority. He was wrong.
Soon, a team from the Ituporanga Military Fire Department was hiking in to save the day.