A team of firefighters in St Augustine, Florida, is being showered with praises for rescuing a visually impaired and deaf dog from a drainage pipe. St Johns County Fire Rescue posted details of the rescue mission on social media.
Pictures show the dog stuck in the pipe with the the firefighters from Florida putting their best foot forward and doing their best to rescue it and bring it out unhurt.
The post says that the rescue teams responded to a call from the dog’s owner telling them that the pet was stuck in a drainage pipe. The caller informed the team that the pooch pooch had stepped out of the house and gone missing.
“Yesterday morning, SJCFR and SJCSO responded to a call of a dog stuck in a drainage pipe. The owner stated that their visually impaired and deaf dog mistakenly got out of the house and went missing. They located him inside the pipe and called for help,” reads the post.
“Engine 14, Squad 4, and USAR 4 arrived and realized the dog was located in the center of the drainage pipe. The crews work for about two hours tying to free him. He was scared and tired but not injured. He was happy to be reunited with his family!” it added.
Social media users were full of appreciation for the crew. “”Great job guys and I’m sure you got some great training out of it,” wrote one.
Another said: “I just saw your post saving ducks now you’re saving dogs y’all are out here savin everybody thank you so much for your service.”
Another user thanked the crew and said: “I’m so happy this dog had a happy ending thanks to you guys! Thank you!”
A duckling was recently rescued from a storm drain and reunited with its mother and siblings by the same team, NDTV reported. The crew also works for causes like marine safety, health care, fire safety etc.