Dog Rescued After Trapped in Sewer 4 Days

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After spending four days stuck in a sewer, an abandoned Pit Bull in St. Louis, Mo., was finally rescued, thanks to concerned locals who acted when animal control officers refused to ensure the dog's safety.

Dog Rescued After Trapped in Sewer Four Days


Locals say that when one man recently moved away from their neighborhood in the North County section of St. Louis, he deserted his two Pit Bulls. Witnesses saw both dogs enter a sewer hole. "One of them actually got right out, but the other one never came out," said Vivian Dudley, who lives in the area.

Eventually, concerned neighbors called the animal control department, and an officer came to help the dog. After an unsuccessful rescue attempt, however, the officer gave up.

The animal control department said the dog could conceivably come and go as it pleased, but the rescue efforts were only scaring it into staying put. Local residents say that just wasn't so. "They said there's nothing we can do; we'll put a trap here," said neighbor Mary Greenwell. "And when we came back up and saw the trap we said, 'No, we're gonna have to do something.'"

Those concerned looked for solutions online, enlisting the help of volunteers and an organization called Stray Rescue. Once on the scene, the rescuers were able to coax the Pit Bull a little closer to them. "We were finally able to get it around him and get him to come out far enough to give him the little sleepy drugs and that's about it," said Donna Lochmann with Stray Rescue. The frightened dog was finally brought back to the surface after four subterranean days.

The Pit Bull is now recuperating at a local animal shelter.

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anglajuliee

my neighbor's aunt makes $65/hr on the computer. She has been fired for five months but last month her income was $20224 just working on the computer for a few hours. browse around this website ....www.Bay95.com

October 23 2013 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mjnmichigan

Should have left it there !!!

October 19 2013 at 1:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Shamila Roseber

Hope someone says the same to you if you ever fall into a sewer. That dog has more heart and value than you ever will...

October 19 2013 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bkblue517

Shame on the animal control officers. As for the guy who deserted the animals he should be ashamed. It is people like that who should not be able to have animals of any kind.

October 19 2013 at 1:11 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
cushionstar

Breaks my heart to see the results of abuse We need to enforce the laws we have

October 19 2013 at 11:33 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
suzrosenth

People should be licensed to have children and animals. Abusers,of man or beast, should be arrested and incarcerated.

October 19 2013 at 11:10 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
aristocat101

I would love to adapt him the poor baby, I am going to find out more about this he will make a great addition to my family.

October 19 2013 at 11:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dymentia629

I hope he is found a home and not put to sleep!

October 19 2013 at 10:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
spotboyko

There really is no answer to stop animal abuse. Those who can abuse an animal if they realize they will get a harsh punnishment if they abandon it will just kill it and leave the body somewhere to rot. Man is a horrible example of what has come from a society that puts no punishment on abusing human or animal life. Humans can at least vocally fight off an abuser but an animal well we are their voice and we definatley are not yelling loud enough to make laws agains animal abuse harsher heard. TO some they say "its just an animal" thats the whole problem to many dont regard life as precious!

October 19 2013 at 10:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Aureatia

Man is NOT "a horrible example of what has come from a society that puts no punishment on abusing human or animal life". In fact, last I checked we currently have more "punishments" for those who abuse human and animal life than at any time previous, and in some cases even more "punishments" for those who abuse animals than for those who harm/abuse humans.

As for humans "can at least vocally fight off an abuser but an animal well we are their voice...". I hate to tell you this, but in MOST cases the animals are more than capable of vocally and/or phyiscally fighting off an abuser in comparison to a human. The only differences between animal and human is that the human being abused has the ability to speak the same language and find ways to relate to/with their abuser. The animal, on the other hand, doesn't have that advantage. Therefore, the animal can only resort to defending themselves with the instinct, desire to get away from their abuser and a will to survive, which can and does result in the abuser ending up being attacked by the very animal(s) they abuse. Animals are not the completely defenseless beings you're trying to make them out as being. That said, it doesn't make abusive behavior right by any stretch of the imagination, but if you honestly believe there are no "punishments" for human and/or animal abusers. Then you obviously haven't been paying attention. Are the "punishments" enough? In some cases not by a long shot, BUT in many cases the "punishments" do have an affect and make an impact on those who think they can harm animals/humans without severe consequences.

October 19 2013 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lucas

The more I learn about people the better I like my dog. Mark Twain.

October 19 2013 at 5:02 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
englishfleck

The Animal cruelty laws in USA are as close to not having Animal cruelty laws as you can possibly have and even than these slight slaps on the wrist are rarely enforced or followed through once enforced.

Third world countries are as tough on animal abuse as is USA . Doesn't say much.

October 19 2013 at 3:31 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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