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Firefighters rescue Illinois dog stuck in reclining chair

April 26, 2010 |  1:49 pm

Recliner

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Three suburban Chicago firefighters rescued a small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair by sawing the piece of furniture apart.

Ken Makris says his terrier, Ebonyser, has nerve damage following his Thursday night ordeal but that he is "coming along fine."

Firefighters who responded to an emergency call from the Sunrise of Naperville assisted living center Thursday arrived to find a nurse's aide hanging onto the chair to relieve the pressure on the dog and allow it to breathe. Firefighter and paramedic Scott Bolda says the chair's electrical controls stopped working when Ebonyser become wedged inside.

Makris, 87, says the 5-year-old pooch is on painkillers but that he was able to go out for a walk Monday.

-- Associated Press

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Photo: Makris and Ebonyser sit together on April 23. Credit: Terence Guider-Shaw / Associated Press

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