8-hour rescue effort for puppy

2012-10-24 08:52

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Durban - A dramatic rescue was launched to save a 6-week-old puppy that had fallen in a stormwater drain in KwaZulu-Natal.

It took police, a plumber, the SPCA and a volunteer rescue organisation, RescueTech eight hours to free the little dog, reported The Mercury.

A resident from Savannah Park near Chatsworth, Joel Nayagar, heard a dog whimpering on Monday morning but was unable to find him. When he went outside, he realised the whimpering was coming from a manhole.

Another neighbour called the SPCA.

As the drain was too small for a rescuer to get into, a pipe had to be inserted with a sling and camera in a complicated effort to save the puppy.

After struggling for hours to free the little dog, rescuers finally managed to bring the dog to safety.
The puppy was said to be exhausted but fine.

Owner Sashen Somlal was delighted when he was phoned at work and told of his puppy being freed.

“We are really glad… the puppy is like our child,” he said.

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