When Frank Ellison returned home one evening, he wasn’t quite expecting what came next. As he approached the apartment building he calls home, he spotted a small dog hanging from the balcony of a third-floor apartment. He knew that he needed to get to work right away in order to save this dog from a horrible fate.
He immediately called his grandmother who began to gather other neighbors. By the time she arrived at the scene, Frank and the other neighbors were holding a blanket out to catch the dog in case she fell. Some of the other neighbors called the police, who helped hold the blanket and prepared to catch her when she inevitably fell.
About 40 minutes after first being spotted by Frank, the frightened dog fell from the balcony completely but was caught safely in the blanket. Thanks to the neighbors, the dog was able to survive unharmed. When police attempted to make contact with the apartment, no one answered and the dog was taken to a veterinarian where she received proper care.