The Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department made an unusual rescue on Thursday morning.
Six year old "Hillbilly", a blue tick coon hound, had been missing for a couple of days when someone spotted him on a cliff that was more than 40 feet off the ground.
After attempting to get the dog down without luck, the owners called the Rogersville Fire Department to assist in the rescue.
After nearly two hours, Hillbilly was off the ledge and in the arms of his three year old owner.
"In my book a save is a save," said Deputy Fire Chief Chris Ramsey. "Saving a humans life in a fire or doing this and saving a dog. The owner he's three or four years old, so I'm sure we made his world."
Ramsey said the department is always happy to serve the community in any way possible.