When a dog runs away, it becomes a frightful time for the owner and his or her family.
Timi the Lab ran away and ended up trapped very close to home.
In the video below, posted on February 10, 2017, Timi’s owner says, “She took off and in the process, she got spooked and she decided to try to find a nice tight, safe spot where she could feel secure.”
Timi found a nearby culvert, a kind of pipe that acts as a drain, usually found under roads or railroads. Timi squeezed herself inside during stormy conditions and couldn’t get out. She needed to be rescued — fast.
Soon, Williamson County, Illinois, firefighters were on the scene.
Little did they know that this wasn’t going to be a quick and easy rescue. According to KFVS, “Timi was about 13 feet in the culvert when rescue crews arrived.”
“I very much was considering that — that that was… that the culvert was going to become a grave,” Timi’s owner says with a melancholic voice. Timi was neglected as a puppy and has some trust and shyness issues, which could have worsened her chance of cooperating with the crew’s rescue efforts.
After six hours in the slippery mud, the rescue team was able to free the frightened Lab from the culvert and return her to her nervous owner.
“I was beyond ecstatic,” Timi’s owner recalls. “I grabbed onto… it was a young kid that was the one down there doing the pulling and I just latched on, I threw my arms around him and just started sobbing.”
One of the everyday heroes states, “When you get calls like that that have such a good outcome, it makes you — it humbles you.”
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