Firefighters Freed A Dog After 24 Hours Of Being Trapped

  • And it was all done and finished with a happy ending.

Firefighters and police are known for pulling cats out of trees. But what about getting a dog, out of pipes?

There was a miniature long-haired dachshund named Khaleesi who was recently rescued by firefighters. He had spent the night trapped in a pipe. Poor pup.

The dog had gotten stuck in Secaucus, New Jersey, and the rescue was caught on video. On Saturday, the pet was running in the park with its owners husband, Emilio Ramos, when a rabbit jumped into the drain pipe, and in with it went the dog.  

Almost 6 feet into the pipe, the animal became stuck and could neither go forward nor back out. Ramos knew where the dog was because Khaleesi  is a highly skilled at hunting and wears a transmitter on her collar.

“Once I got near, I started hearing her bark,” Ramos said. “After a while, that bark turned into a crying noise.” After attempting to coax the pup out of the pipe, he eventually called the fire department.

Volunteer firefighters spent hours trying to free Khaleesi , but they had to suspend their efforts once it got dark. They didn’t want to risk the retaining wall collapsing. First thing  in the morning, 8:00 a.m. Sunday, the firefighters were back at it.

“I basically could not sleep,” Battalion Chief Joseph Schoendorf said. “I was tossing and turning last night thinking about the situation.”

Capt. Mark Mastorelli said the hardest part of the rescue was hearing the dog cry. “The dog was crying and whimpering while we were digging,” he said.

As soon as Khaleesi was freed, all of their efforts were rewarded The dog was unharmed and relieved.

The firefighters have a plan to block off the opening of the pipe to prevent further accidents. Khaleesi was lucky, it’s owners happy, and the firefighters, well as usual, it was a job well done.


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