FORT PIERCE, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- Police in Florida discovered a dog trapped in a septic drain while processing paperwork at a home in Fort Pierce.
According to a Facebook post by St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, officers reported hearing a dog whimpering as they were preparing to leave the home.
The officers went on to investigate a vacant lot nearby where they discovered the dog had fallen into a collapsed septic drain.
"Scared and exhausted, they pulled him out, gave him several baths and attempted to locate an owner in the neighborhood," they wrote.
No owner was ultimately located so the deputy involved in the rescue offered to adopt the "pooped pooch."