Pug is left hanging in the air after owner goes up in an elevator while her pet was still outside


Going pup! Pug is left hanging in the air after owner goes up in an elevator while her pet was still outside

  • Helena Isaksson was on her way back to her apartment in Stockholm, Sweden 
  • She got into the elevator not realising that her pug Zimba was still outside  
  • The elevator travelled upwards while Zimba was left trapped in the door 

A pug was left hanging in the air after his owner went up in an elevator while her pet was still outside and became trapped in the door. 

Helena Isaksson, 47, was on her way back to her apartment in Stockholm, Sweden with her pooch Zimba when the incident happened. 

Helena stepped into the lift and pressed to go up, not realising that the pug was still standing outside. 

Luckily for Zimba, his lead stretched for five metres

A pug was left hanging in the air after his owner went up in an elevator while her pet was still outside and became trapped in the door. Hairdresser Hiwa Halaq (pictured centre), 37, who owns a salon on the building’s ground floor, heard the commotion and ran to the lift

A pug (pictured) was left hanging in the air after his owner went up in an elevator while her pet was still outside and became trapped in the door in Stockholm, Sweden on November 22

A pug (pictured) was left hanging in the air after his owner went up in an elevator while her pet was still outside and became trapped in the door in Stockholm, Sweden on November 22

The elevator travelled upwards while Zimba was left trapped in the door by his lead. 

‘I heard the dog howling, but couldn’t get out. Dreadful!’ Helena said. 

Luckily, a safety feature of the elevator meant that it was only able to rise a few metres after it detected there was an object obstructing the doors. 

‘Fortunately, the elevator received a warning about the line between the doors and stopped after a few metres,’ the owner explained. 

Helena Isaksson (pictured left), 47, was on her way back to her apartment in Stockholm, Sweden with her pooch Zimba when the incident happened. Hairdresser Hiwa Halaq (right), 37, who owns a salon on the building's ground floor, heard the commotion and ran to the lift

Helena Isaksson (pictured left), 47, was on her way back to her apartment in Stockholm, Sweden with her pooch Zimba when the incident happened. Hairdresser Hiwa Halaq (right), 37, who owns a salon on the building’s ground floor, heard the commotion and ran to the lift

Luckily for Zimba, his lead stretched for five metres. The lead was also not attached to the dog's neck but rather he was wearing a harness, so he didn't get strangled during the incident

Luckily for Zimba, his lead stretched for five metres. The lead was also not attached to the dog’s neck but rather he was wearing a harness, so he didn’t get strangled during the incident

Luckily, a safety feature of the elevator meant that it was only able to rise a few metres after it detected there was an object obstructing the doors. Zimba was later freed by Hiwa Halaq

Luckily, a safety feature of the elevator meant that it was only able to rise a few metres after it detected there was an object obstructing the doors. Zimba was later freed by Hiwa Halaq

Luckily for Zimba, his lead stretched for five metres. 

In another stroke of good fortune, the lead was not attached to the dog’s neck but rather he was wearing a harness, so he didn’t get strangled during the incident. 

Hairdresser Hiwa Halaq, 37, who owns a salon on the building’s ground floor, heard the commotion and ran to the lift. 

When he saw what had happened, he cut Zimba free with a pair of scissors. 

Following the ordeal, the pug developed a fear of elevators. Helena now takes the pug in her arms before getting into it. 

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