Members of the East Haven Fire Department assisted a distressed dog Thursday after the animal was struck by a car in the southern section of town.
East Haven firefighters were initially dispatched to the intersection of Coe and Hartman Avenue for a report of a child struck by a car, according to a report on the East Haven Firefighters Union Facebook page.
Upon arrival, however, firefighters found that it was a dog — and not a child — that has been struck by a vehicle.
They immediately moved in to treat the dog as if it was a human in the same situation. The animal was then returned to its owner, who then took the dog to the veterinarian.
Thankfully, the last update the firefighters received reported that the injuries the dog sustained during the incident are not serious.