Stray Rescue St. Louis saved a dog from a deep sewer on Saturday afternoon.
The kind men worked hard to help the dog out of the dark hole. He was extremely nervous, and rightfully so. They took the lid off the sewer so that one man could climb inside. He sat in there with the dog and pet him to let him know that he was there to help him and not hurt him.
Once he gained the pup’s trust, he put the bungee cord around himself and the dog. Another man pulled both of them out of the sewer. The relieved dog shook off some dirt and was very happy to finally be free.
The dog was timid, but friendly. He stood alongside his rescuers and allowed them to pet him. He seemed very grateful that they saved his life.
Even though the dog didn’t have a collar and tags or a chip, they believed that he was not a stray. He was well-cared for, so they knew he had to have a family.
They took him back to their shelter and the first thing they did was give him a bath. After being stuck in that filthy sewer for so long, he really needed one!
So far, no owners have come forward, but Stray Rescue hopes that someone will eventually recognize the dog and claim him so they could set up a reunion. Until then, he will remain at the shelter and get the best of care.