Dog rescued after getting stuck in a chair with its feet in the air

Cagney the Lhasa Apso stuck in a reclining electric chair Credit: PA

A dog was found stuck with her feet in the air after getting wedged in her owner's electric reclining armchair.

Cagney - a seven-year-old female Lhasa Apso - was stuck for an hour with only her legs visible before being rescued by firefighters.

Cagney's owner, Lyn Kirkwood, said she only realised her pet had gone missing after noticing that she had failed to bark when her husband's carer arrived.

After searching the rooms in her home in Salford, Greater Manchester, she saw Cagney's legs sticking out from the furniture.

RSPCA animal welfare officer David Hatton said Cagney had managed to get herself "well and truly" wedged in the chair.

Following the rescue an unfazed Cagney simply wandered off for a drink before being reunited with her owner.

Eccles Fire Station watch manager Dave Minto, who led the rescue, said: "Cagney had been stuck in that position for an hour.

"The dog was quite distressed when we arrived, but when she saw the crew Cagney quietened down and just sat there in total silence.

"We isolated the electric supply to the chair and took the mechanism apart - freeing Cagney after about half an hour."

Cagney has since made a full recovery from her ordeal.