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Woman Plunges Headfirst Into Dirty Drainpipe To Rescue Puppy Who’s Been Trapped For 24 Hours

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Almost everyone loves puppies. Sure, there are a lot of people who prefer cats over dogs, or adore horses and other large animals, but we can all agree that puppies are sweet creatures who deserve our love and protection.

That’s why it’s so heartbreaking anytime we see tiny pups trapped in precarious situations.

When dogs are abandoned or lost, they seek comfort and safety. Sometimes, they accidentally end up in dangerous places.

A sweet little pup who was just trying to stay alive wound up in a deep drainpipe beneath a sewer grate. She was too small to climb back out, so all she could do was whine and hope for help to come.

Luckily, someone heard her cries and contacted an animal shelter.

After spending over 24 hours in the drainpipe, the puppy was finally free — and with people who could properly care for her.

[H/T: Love What Matters]

trapped puppy

CARES Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort and Shelter explained what happened on the Facebook page Love What Matters.

They wrote:

Friday morning, a young puppy was heard crying from a concrete drain on the side of Highway 61 in front of Coahoma Tire.

puppy drain pipe

She fell through a small opening and down 4 feet into a pipe that led to an even deeper drop-off.

Too small to climb back out, her only option was to wait for help or starve.

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The public followed all proper channels of reporting the pup to the city’s animal control, but at 6 pm on Friday evening, the dog had been in the culvert for 24 hours with no solution; so along with volunteers, we accepted the challenge of working to rescue her. 

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Using time, brainpower, and heavy machinery, the top of the drain was finally removed, and one of our employees bravely climbed into the pipe (head first) to save her.

Luckily, no pipes were damaged and no lives lost.

drain pipe head first

We could not have done this alone. Thank you to the Coahoma Tire staff, Bill Olson, our staff and volunteers for lending equipment and expertise to this dire situation.

This is NOT a normal circumstance for us! How thrilled we are for this puppy’s future!

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Everyone who saw the story loved the volunteers’ and employees’ hard work and dedication.

One person wrote, “Wow! What compassionate people. You are all blessings on this earth!”

rescued puppy

Another commenter wrote, “Awesome! Sometimes it seems that so much bad goes on it’s so heartwarming to know that people care so much for a small puppy. Tears on the way!”

The people who saved this puppy are truly heroes.

saved puppy

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