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Amazing footage shows the moment a quick-thinking punter managed to save a dog as it leapt from an upstairs window at a pub:
Adam Russell, 29, had been enjoying a drink at the Mount Pleasant Pub in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, yesterday (Sunday 15 August).
That same day, a lost Jack Russel had been handed into the pub, and had been put into the flat above the pub to keep it safe and out of harm's way until the owner could come and get it.
However, the ballsy pooch decided to try and make a break for it - dramatically jumping from the window and down into the beer garden below.
Thankfully, not only was Adam - who is a member of the pub's football team - on hand to catch it, the incredible moment was also captured on CCTV cameras.
Posting the footage on Facebook, the pub wrote: "When you find a lost dog. Put it in the flat upstairs to keep him safe. This is what happens.....
"One of the Mount football team catches a dog jumping from an upstairs window."
A relative of the person who found the dog commented on the post, explaining: "My brother found the dog wandering along Cot Lane. Took it to the Mount as it had no ID. Didn't expect it to jump from an upstairs window. Luckily he found the owner shortly afterwards! Well Done to the guy who caught the dog!!"
Someone else who had been there at the time also wrote: "We were there when it happened well done to the lad that tried to grab him the dog was a scared little thing."
Others called for Adam to be rewarded with booze, with one writing: "Legend free pints for life he deserves."
In a later update to someone asking how the dog was, the pub said the little terrier was thankfully 'safe and sound'.
Speaking to the Mirror, Neil Lacey, who owns the Mount Pleasant Pub, said: "The dog was found beside the park over the road from the pub.
"We put it in the flat upstairs whilst they had their carvery after the game.
"The dog climbed out the window and onto the roof and someone said 'the dog's on the roof'."
He added: "I ran back inside to say to one of the staff 'get up to the flat, the dog's on the roof'.
"Luckily Adam was there to catch it."
Adam said: "The dog fell off the window ledge, and when it was trying to get back in the window it slid down the roof and jumped.
"I read the situation a mile off, as soon as it was on the ledge I thought 'this can't go right'.
"I just got into position, I went to where I thought the dog would fall.
"It would probably have died, it was just a small dog."
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