Cops Serving Warrant End Up Rescuing Puppy

It was stuck in drainage pipe, just a week or two old
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2015 4:50 PM CDT
Cops Serving Warrant End Up Rescuing Puppy
In this photo provided by the Arizona Humane Society, a puppy that was trapped in a pipe is tended to in Phoenix.   (Uncredited)

Police serving a drug-related search warrant at a Phoenix home found themselves part of a 10-hour rescue effort to free a puppy trapped in a sewage pipe. Authorities say officers went to the home yesterday morning and found a very young puppy alive but stuck in an open pipe that went under the home. They also found adult female dog and two dead puppies, all believed to be strays.

Authorities say a plumbing company's camera pinpointed the pup's location, and rescuers pulled out the shaking animal around 10:30pm. Arizona Humane Society officials monitored the dog during the entire rescue and estimated the puppy, a pit bull terrier mix, was between 1 and 2 weeks old. The puppy is receiving medical care at a local animal hospital. (More puppy stories.)

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