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Dogs rescued from rooftop

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Tuesday, animal control had to conduct a rooftop rescue.

Two dogs were spotted on the roof of the old Atrium building in downtown Evansville.

There are two theories on how the dogs got on the roof.

The first theory is these dogs came through the parking area, and made their way up three stories to the roof.

The second theory is that someone abandoned them there.

Regardless, animal control said the people that found them are the reason they're still alive.

"We were looking out of our window, we see two dogs running around on the roof," Sarah Johnson said. 

Johnson admits she's seen a lot from her 13th floor office window, but never this.

Worried the animals might jump, Johnson and a co-worker rushed over to the parking garage.

"They are awfully thin," Johnson said. "They could have been here for a while. We just happened to see them today. There's all kinds of paw prints. Who knows."

Johnson and her friend tried to pull both dogs over the three foot barrier separating the third floor of the garage from the roof top, but had no luck.

She called animal control and in the meantime tried to keep the dogs away from the edge of the three story building.

Animal control officers came armed with two leashes, and a couple of tugs brought the dogs back to solid ground.

Tuesday night, those dogs are at animal control.

Superintendent Monica Freeman said the dogs didn't have visible identification, but one did have a micro chip.

She said the owner has been notified, but she questions how they made it up to the rooftop in the first place.

"From what I understand they would have had to taken an elevator," Freeman said. "I don't know too many dogs that can run an elevator by themselves."

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