8-hour rescue effort for puppy

2012-10-24 08:52

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.

  • willbeonekenobi - 2012-10-24 09:18

    Congrats to all involved and wish the puppy many more years of love and care.

      theo.konings.9 - 2012-10-24 09:39

      Whoever gave you the thumbs down is a d#ckhead !

      theo.konings.9 - 2012-10-24 10:02

      More d#ckheads. They breed like flies !!!

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-10-24 11:31

      Does this really qualify to be the headline lead story for the last three hours????

  • john.fourie1 - 2012-10-24 09:24

    A little humanity is this crazy world, well done to all involved

  • matewis.jubilai - 2012-10-24 09:27

    Hope for mankind after all...

  • junebugg.kinte - 2012-10-24 09:43

    Why is this news?

      Tobie Vd Vyver - 2012-10-24 09:52

      Why not? Do you only want to see blood shed?

      ganorman - 2012-10-24 10:36

      Because it is important to see that there are humans that have compassion en love for all creatures; not just self-enrichment, rights and demands. Because it is refreshing to hear about something so sweet and selfless, other than protests, murder and bloodshead, and corruption, AND, because possibly there are peopler out there with a larger spectrum of interests than you!!!!

      Jane - 2012-10-25 15:17

      Because we sick of always only seeing depressing stuff on the news junebugg,if it has upset you to read a happy story so much go google something horrible, it will put you right back in your morbid mood, which you quite obviously prefer

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-10-24 09:46

    Well done. Happy to know there are kind people out there that go out of their way to help animals.

  • briana.scott - 2012-10-24 09:52

    Yay! What a wonderful story.

  • paul.bester1 - 2012-10-24 09:56

    Very awesome story. Nice to read some good news coming out of SA for a change.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-24 10:02

    At last a do good story, Thanks to all involved in saving this little puppies life, and may he live a long and safe life.

  • helmut.smrz - 2012-10-24 10:11

    Thank's to every body who helpt

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-10-24 10:16

    If the puppy is like a child to them, why was it not kept safe inside the house? How did it manage to get into the street? I am sorry but I have had dogs and cats that are REALLY like my children andto leave a six week old puppy unattended outside is irresponsible.

      robbie.crouch - 2012-10-24 13:55

      Puppies are the Houdini's of the canine world...

  • Jd.0734231768 - 2012-10-24 10:17

    Ther's always a great South African out there,Big ups Mzansi

  • yolijvv - 2012-10-24 10:33

    Happiness is

  • emma.everest.9 - 2012-10-24 10:37

    Jes Plumb & General Maintenance rock! They put jobs on hold for the day to assist with rescuing the puppy :)

  • Erna - 2012-10-24 12:06

    Some good news in a world gone mad!

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-10-24 14:10

    Give that rescue team a BELL's.

  • joy.m.smith.925 - 2012-10-25 13:54

    just proves, there is compassion, kindness and love in this world :)

  • errol.sewcharran - 2012-10-25 15:24

    wow this is excellent. We need more stories like this as we hear to much of negativity from these hard working people. WELL DONE ALL - YOU'LL ARE STARS!

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-25 16:40

    Wow.....a feel good story. You guys are ALL my hero's!

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