For weeks, a firefighter had been keeping an eye on a scrappy stray whippet near the Randalls Island Fire Academy in New York City. The dog had kept his distance, but the offer of food during the recent snowstorm was too tempting, the New York Times reported.
The firefighter, Lt. David Kelly, turned to a bit of crafty Macguyvering to make sure the dog weathered the storm, as CBS New York reported, using rope tied to a cage and food:
"I left the door open. I tied a 40-foot rope to it," he said. "I sat inside the vehicle; left window open a little bit, and finally he came out, and when he went in the cage, I pulled it closed and I got him."
An internet search led Kelly to a Facebook page called Bring Burt Home. The lost dog, which Kelly had affectionately dubbed "Rock," matched the description of a dog who had gone missing in the summer.
(Credit: Whippet Rescue and Placement/Facebook)