Crews work 5 hours to rescue dog from pipe

Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 11:14 PM CDT
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ARBYRD, Mo. (KAIT) - Rescue workers spent 5 hours Thursday, removing a pup’s head from a pipe.

The Kennett Fire Department received the call about the stuck pup around 8 a.m. Thursday at the Black Gold Potato Farm in Arbyrd.

Once crews arrived, they got to work cutting the pipe.

“We were being very careful about where we were cutting, how we were doing it, and trying to keep the animal calm was a very hard part to do,” said Spain. “We successfully mitigated that. Again, the poor animal was worn out, very dehydrated, very malnourished.”

Once removed from the main pipe, they transported the dog to Kennett Veterinary Clinic where Dr. Everett Mobley sedated the dog so they could make additional cuts and finally get the dog free.

“She was able to wag her tail whenever they got it off, and she became more conscious, so it was a very good outcome,” said Spain.

Although it took them five hours to free the pup, Spain said it was worth it.

It was a pleasure to help rescue an animal this morning.

Posted by Kennett Fire Department on Thursday, May 20, 2021

“Pet lives are just as important as human lives for a lot of us out there,” said Spain. “We were thrilled that they even called us.”

As for the pipe pup, she is “resting comfortably” and waiting to move into a new home.

“It’s going to get a good home,” Spain said. “Rest assured, as much as the Facebook world has become attached to it, it will be a very well-loved animal.”

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