Almost 100 animals had to be rescued in the West Midlands last year a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Express and Star report:

Firefighters have been called out to rescue more than 85 trapped animals great and small at properties across the region over the past year.

Dozens of cats, dogs, birds and other creatures were discovered in need of help after getting stuck in water, underground or at heights between April 1 last year and March 31.

In Dudley there were 17 animal rescues, while 14 took place in Sandwell and 10 rescues in Wolverhampton. Just six took place in Walsall, but the Birmingham area had the most rescue attempts with 39 incidents.

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