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Small dog rescued from storm drain in Texas

Small dog rescued from storm drain in Texas
San Antonio Animal Care Services officers and the San Antonio Fire Department responded to a storm drain in the city to rescue a small dog that was trapped in a pipe for several hours. Photo courtesy of City of San Antonio Animal Care Services/Facebook

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Animal care officers and firefighters in Texas came to the rescue of a dog that spent at least five hours trapped in a San Antonio storm drain.

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services said officers responded to a drain inlet along Blanco Road when a member of the public reported hearing a small dog barking from inside the storm drain.

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Animal care officers attempted to remove the drain cover, but were unable to remove the heavy cover until the San Antonio Fire Department arrived with specialized equipment.

A firefighter was then able to squeeze into the small pipe to reach the dog and carry it back to safety.

The dog, dubbed Picolo by rescuers, was taken to a veterinarian to receive treatment for a broken leg. Animal Care Services said the dog will soon be made available for adoption.

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