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Four Week Old Puppy Saved From Underground Pipe (VIDEO)

Four Week Old Puppy Saved From Underground Pipe (VIDEO)

Young puppies sure get into a lot of trouble sometimes.  A Michigan family discovered just how much trouble the other day when their four week old puggle/doxie puppies decided to roam the basement.

One little male pup discovered a pipe with a loose grate and climbed inside.  He did this overnight so when the family (who prefers anonymity) discovered one of the little fellows missing from mom’s crate in the morning they called Michigan Humane Society (MHS) for help.

Kevin Chapman from MHS was one of those who went to the scene and discovered the puppy had crawled quite a distance through the pipe, but in the direction of the yard and not back to the basement.  Plumbers were called to use cameras to locate the missing pup.  They could not see him but all heard his weak little cries for help.  “It’s great to see it worked out in the end” Chapman told me.

It was decided to employ a backhoe to excavate the land around the pipe.  The entire rescue took about eight hours.  The little guy – who has not yet been named – was finally pulled out about 5:25 p.m. on February 9 and reunited with his loving mom and litter mates.

When he was finally pulled out of the ground pipe he was found to be in remarkable shape.  A little dehydrated and chilly but not what would be expected for the 35 – 40 degree (Fahrenheit) weather that the area was experiencing at the time. Kudos to all involved with the rescue.

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10:33AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Sending love to all rescuers !!

12:25PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Blessings to all who helped in the rescue!

7:08PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

You can see the relief and thank you in momma's eyes. You are wonderful people who went the extra mile and boy, was it worth it.

3:14PM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

Great save, great job, thanks everyone.

7:12PM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

wow, all of that just to save a puppy. you know north america is very rich when love and care can be expressed for even the tiniest things :)

1:36AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

A great big 'Thank You' to the Michigan Humane Society, the plumbers with their cameras and the back hoe company who helped rescue this tiny, precious baby. I'm sure Mama is very grateful to all of you!!!

7:28AM PST on Feb 24, 2012

Wow, I know it was a lot of effort but I'm really glad that they rescued that puppy :-)

8:30PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Thank you all so much for saving this precious baby. I have tears of joy.

3:56AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

glad he was ok! thanks for sharing :)

11:58AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

Some people would wonder why go to all this trouble to save a little dog.....what a waste of resources.

To those cold hearted people I wonder if that were a child stuck in a bad situation would you feel the same way? Just because this is an animal and not a human does not make it them any less important or worthy of rescue.

This is a great story of humans coming together to help another sentient being. Thank you for your caring and compassion. We need more people in this world like them.

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