“I was taking my other dog outside to use the bathroom around 3 a.m.-ish, and I could hear a puppy crying from what sounded like the other apartment next door.”
“After walking closer to where the sound was coming from, I found that there was a covered storm drain in the grass with one hell of a yelping emanating from it.”
“I called 911 (it’s a smaller city in Georgia, animal control was closed) who dispatched two officers and a Sergeant that ended up brainstorming a way to get the puppy out of the drain, which isn’t very big.”
“They spent about 30 minutes trying to get her out, all the while getting their uniforms wet/dirty from the grass. The puppy had gone about 50 yards to the very end of the drain, where it apparently thought turning back was a no-go.”
“The only plausible idea we could think of, short of digging out the entire pipe, was to fill a bucket with water, put the longest arm we had down the downstream drain to stop the puppy, and then dump the water to essentially flush her to the hand. That worked like a charm; one of the officers grabbed her and pulled her out.”
“Once out, they did a quick check of its health and asked if I’d want to care for her at the very least a few days, to see if an owner turns up. We exchanged info, and they said they would follow up on the welfare of her. Now, I have a happy puppy and no more crying from a storm drain!”
“Took her to the vet the following morning for a check-up and evaluation, which they did for free, and they said she was quite healthy and around 5 weeks old. I’ve tried everything I can do to find its owner, if there is one, to no avail so far. So, I’ve decided to keep her.”
“She was born near the same date that my grandmother passed away, so I named her Grace, after my gmas middle name. She is adorable, and I’m glad to add her to my family!”
“Those officers could have easily just gave up and said wait till morning, but they didn’t. They helped because they wanted to, not because they had to. With all the negativity in the news today, I hope this story will show you that good people do still exist, even if the news doesn’t show them.”
What a great story! It’s amazing to see people go out of their way to help innocent animals in need. They are true heroes!
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