Fortunately, help was soon on its way. Animal welfare officer David Hatton, along with firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, were called out to extract the dog from the seat's steely innards.
"She was stuck head first in the mechanism, with just her back legs sticking out," Hatton told the RSPCA. "I've never seen anything like it."
The first responders quickly set about dismantling the reclining chair, careful to avoid causing the dog any injuries in their attempt to free her. After about a half an hour, their efforts paid off as Cagney was finally able to wiggle free. But while the successful rescue was no doubt rife with drama for all the people involved, the chair's fluffy victim was surprisingly serene.
"Afterwards she seemed pretty unfazed by the whole thing, she just wandered off for a drink and came and sat by her owner," Hatton said.
The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed on Facebook that Cagney did make a full recovery.
Sadly, however, pets who've gotten trapped in these types of chairs aren't always so lucky.