Pooch Pulled From Sewer in Maryland

Dog OK after fall through manhole

By Matthew Stabley
|  Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010  |  Updated 12:39 AM EDT
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Rescuers in Laurel save a dog that fell down into a sewer.  The dog was unhurt.

Rescuers in Laurel save a dog that fell down into a sewer. The dog was unhurt.

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One Dog's Instinct Leads Rescuers to Another Dog

It began with a snow plow, and ended with firefighters rescuing a dog that fell 20 feet down a cold, dark manhole.
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Rescuers took a dog to an animal shelter after pulling him from the sewer in Laurel, Md., Tuesday afternoon.

Prince George's County Fire and EMS went to the area near Holly and Clark streets at about 2 p.m. after residents reported hearing a dog barking in the sewer, fire spokesman Mark Brady said. After about 40 minutes, the county collapse rescue team managed to get the dog out of the sewer.

Apparently a manhole cover accidentally was removed by a snowplow and the dog dropped through the hole, falling about 20 feet into the drain.

The dog, a friendly 5-year-old chow-lab mix had a collar but no contact information nor a microchip.

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