PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey fire department plans to adopt the dog it rescued from the base of a waterfall.

The Record reports Paterson Fire Capt. Scott Parkin rappelled from a bridge with help from his crew to rescue the dog from the bottom of Great Falls on Sunday. Authorities believe the young pit bull was thrown off a ledge and had been stranded for days.

The pup, which has been named Paterson, will likely join Fire Co. 2 after it finishes treatment at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals praised the Paterson Fire Department and animal control for their rescue.

Parkin says firehouse life isn't the easiest for a dog but that he hopes Paterson can adapt to his new home.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com