Senior Dog Rescued from Pipe
Curiosity isn't just for cats, as Rowdie the Labrador Retriever can attest. According to the MetroWest Daily News, the 14-year-old canine wandered into an outlet pipe underneath a Little League field and could not get out.
Police in Weston, Mass. received a call about Rowdie's unusual situation and sent out Animal Control Officer Richard Murray to help free the dog from the tight spot. When Murray arrived and was directed to the dog, he realized Rowdie had squeezed through the pipe grating and was unable to turn around and come back.
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Murray rounded up two other bystanders to help him follow the pipe and pinpoint the dog's location. The men discovered that Rowdie had walked about 70 feet into the pipe. Eventually, an official from the local recreation department arrived, directing the rescuers to a collection box where the pipe started.
The group was able to remove the cover to the pipe entry and lower inside to call out to Rowdie. With the aid of a flashlight and some dog treats, Murray and his crew were able to coerce the dog over to their location and hoist him out of the pipe with a rope.
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The very smelly and dirty Rowdie was promptly returned to his grateful owner. Aside from picking up a foul stench, Rowdie was unharmed by the ordeal, though he probably won't go near a pipe again any time soon.