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A small, tan dog is alive and doing well today, thanks to the actions of a concerned citizen and the firefighters that went to great lengths to save him.
A witness driving down a busy Sacramento, California road spotted two people get out of a vehicle and force a dog down into a storm drain around 6pm, replace the cover of the drain, and drive away, leaving the little dog to die. She immediately called police who dispatched firefighters and animal control officers to the scene.
When firefighters arrived, they found the little dog, about 15 feet down in the drain, his back legs bound together with heavy duty cable normally used for locking up a bicycle. Aside from being lowered into the drain to make the dangerous rescue, firefighters monitored the dog’s air quality and pumped fresh air down into the drain until he could be pulled to safety.
Sacramento Metro Fire Battalion Chief Maurice Johnson said, “It’s unfortunate, it’s really sad and unfortunate. If you’re not able to care for your dog, or don’t want your dog or animal, there’s a facility not too far from here you can simply drop your animal off at and somebody will certainly have a good home for him.”
Thanks to one good samaritan and a team of dedicated firefighters, the little dog will now be able to find the loving home he deserves.
Police are actively investigating the incident and urge anyone with any information to step forward.