Instead of a cat in a tree, Northwest firefighters rescued puppies from a pipe last weekend.
Northwest received a call from a resident in a neighborhood near Oowala about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They said three puppies were trapped in a drainage pipe.
When Northwest arrived, they found threeLabradorpuppies about six months old in the pipe. Residents said the dogs were strays that had showed up in the neighborhood a few days before.
Firefighters Mat Shockley, Josh Copeland and Matt Marlin started working to free them. A resident gave them some lunchmeat to try and lure the dogs out of the pipe.
“They were just out of arms reach. They weren’t really stuck but it was so tight they couldn’t comfortably get out,” Shockley said. “We used the salami to try and coax them out.”
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