Tiny puppy rescued from sewer in 8-hour operation

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.19 - 2023 8:30 AM CET

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter
Tiny puppy rescued from sewer in 8-hour operation.

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In San Antonio, a dramatic eight-hour rescue operation unfolded when a puppy, later named Pipa, was trapped in a sewer line.

The incident began when three puppies, playing near the main sewer, accidentally fell in. The San Antonio Fire Department managed to rescue two, but Pipa remained stuck.

The firefighters then enlisted the help of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), who used camera equipment to gently nudge the puppy 10 feet at a time over a distance of 200 feet.

After the arduous rescue, Pipa was taken to a veterinarian for a check-up before being reunited with her owners. The rescue operation, which involved delicate maneuvering with the camera equipment, garnered significant attention online.

A tweet about the incident, shared on November 17, received over 20,000 views, along with numerous likes and comments, reflecting the public's heartwarming response to the successful rescue effort.

The community's reaction to the rescue demonstrates a deep appreciation for the efforts made to save animals in distress.