It was a rescue that might end up on an Animal Planet's most ingenious way to rescue puppies from a 20 foot storm drain one day. And that is what two Dallas Animal Services officers did on Friday, as they improvised some rescue equipment not issued as standard fare to pull a pair of newborn puppies to safety.
According to nbcdfw.com, a resident, Tommy Roberts and his son heard faint puppy cries from a drain pipe on the 2200 block of Royal Oaks Drive in Dallas. They tried to help, but the puppies and the protective mother were too far back in the pipe, and rain was predicted for the next day.
So in came Dallas Animal Services to the rescue, and Officers Jerry Chandler and Daynara Castillo proved how determined they were to rescue the tiny puppies and their mother before the drain pipe flooded. Using duct tape to connect two poles, a flashlight taped at the end and a plastic bucket, the pole was slowly pushed into the pipe. Less than two hours later, with some pole modifications, the three-day old puppies were gently scooped into the makeshift rescue cups.
The mother Chihuahua followed her puppies out willingly.
Momma Chihuahua won't be available for a few days in case her owner comes forward, but the puppies will be ready for adoption in approximately eight weeks.
Great work Dallas Animal Services. Many thanks to Officers Jerry Chandler and Daynara Castillo.
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