Durban car crash leads to dog's rescue from stormwater drain

2016-01-11 14:00
Durban and Coast SPCA Inspector Lucas Moloi with the dog he rescued. (Durban and Coast SPCA, Supplied)

Durban and Coast SPCA Inspector Lucas Moloi with the dog he rescued. (Durban and Coast SPCA, Supplied)

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Durban – A car crash on a major Durban freeway has led to the rescue of a dog believed to have been trapped in a stormwater drain for several days.

Emergency services officials were attending to a car accident on the N2 just after Nandi Drive when they heard the cries of a dog, Durban and Coast SPCA spokesperson Lindsey Fogarty said on Monday.

"The police called us around 00:15 on Sunday and Inspector Lucas Moloi attended the scene. The officials were surprised to have found the dog. The fire department was brought in to assist because the stormwater drain was about five or six metres down."

Moloi climbed into the drain and found a frightened, but very relieved dog.

"It might have been a week or two that she was down there, but we are yet to confirm the exact time frame. She survived on scraps of trash.

"We tried to feed her as soon as she got out, but she did not want to eat. At around 06:00 she was brought back to the SPCA offices where she was given antibiotics and painkillers. She thereafter ate three bowls of food."

According to Fogarty, the dog was a six-month-old cross breed. She had not been reported as lost. If nobody claimed her within seven days she would be put up for adoption. She was still a bit timid, but her health had improved.

Durban and Coast SPCA inspector Lucas Moloi lowered down the storm water drain where a dog was trapped. (Durban and Coast SPCA, Supplied)

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