After four days of being trapped underground in a sewer, an abandoned dog was rescued in St. Louis, Mo., reported Thursday's WFSB News.
Residents in the North County area said that someone had moved away and abandoned two pit bulls; both dogs fell into the hole, but one managed to escape.
The dog remaining in the drain did not seem to be able to work his way above ground, and animal control offered no help.
Worried residents made sure that the trapped dog was receiving food each day, and then they turned to a rescue organization to plead for help.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis answered that plea and volunteers successfully retrieved the frightened dog, with the help of some "sleepy" medication.
Donna Lochmann with Stray Rescue, stated:
We were finally able to get it [a rope] around him and get him to come out far enough to give him the little sleepy drugs and that's about it,"
Though the dog was clearly terrified, his tail could be seen wagging as he was pulled from the hole. Rescuers took him back to the shelter to rest and recover from his traumatizing ordeal.
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