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    Firefighters Rescue Exhausted Dog From Park
    Hamden Fire Department
    Firefighter Kurt Vogt, Maria, and firefighter Chip Talmadge.

    Firefighters rescued a dog after she collapsed on a trail at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden on Wednesday night.

    A man called for help at 7:23 p.m. and said Maria, his 7-year-old German Shepard-mix, collapsed while they were hiking and he could not get her off the trail alone.

    Firefighters and the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded and found the exhausted dog around a third of a mile in on the yellow trail.

    Using a portable stretcher, they carried Maria to a DEEP ATV and got her out of the woods.

    Police said no one was injured during the rescue.

    The Hamden Fire Department has responded for 10 rescues at Sleeping Giant since the beginning of the year.