SES Wingecarribee Unit volunteers have been praised for their role in saving the life of a couple's much-loved pet.
In early June, Tully the dog become spooked by some people shooting near his home
In a panic tried to climb over his property fence and was impaled in the process.
Tully's owners were home and heard his cries for help.
As the owners called for help, starting the rescue themselves by cutting several of the fence rungs with a hacksaw.
The NSW SES Wingecarribee Unit rescue team then completed the rescue after the vet arrived and had administered some pain relief before the final cut could be made.
After Tully received antibiotics and had his wound cleaned, he recovered at the vet and returned to his home.
"Many many thanks to Wingecarribee SES and the police who literally saved our dog from a horrible death on the weekend," the owners said.
"He was impaled right the way through his upper leg - we found him hanging upside down bleeding profusely. I was unable after three quarters of an hour to find an emergency vet and obviously began to really panic so I called 000.
"Within a short time the police and SES arrived. Between them they quickly cut the fence while Tully was being held up by us.
"[SES Wingecarribee Unit commander] Heather [Rowe] was also very supportive and comforting in the crisis. They also managed to miraculously find a vet! We are so grateful."