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Buddy the dog rescued from garden swing

Buddy gets stuck in a garden swing Photo: PA

A dog has been rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in a garden swing.

Buddy howled and cried after getting himself snagged in the garden in Stockton, Teesside until a neighbour heard the commotion and called the RSPCA.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector John Lawson said Buddy was completely stuck and 'extremely distressed.'

Buddy stuck in the garden swing Credit: PA

The swing was tangled around his body, just in front of his back legs, and he couldn't move at all.

It was just a question of cutting the rope to free him and luckily he was uninjured. We stayed with him for a while just to make sure he was okay, and managed to get hold of his owners to let them know what had happened.

They were at work at the time and obviously very relieved that he was all right.

– RSPCA deputy chief inspector John Lawson

RSPCA inspector Gemma Lynch said they did not know how one-year-old Buddy got himself stuck in the swing but was probably fooling around in the garden.

She added: "He certainly seemed pretty pleased to be free, he even gave me his paw!"