Metro Fire crews were able to save a dog stuck in a drainage canal – after another dog alerted his owner about the situation.
According to a release by Metro Fire, a dog owner heard some commotion in his North Highlands backyard just before midnight Monday. He went outside to see what it was, and found a hole in his fence.
Behind the fence is a drainage canal. One of the owner’s dogs, Akita, apparently was trying to alert someone that another dog, Rj, had broken through the fence and had gotten stuck in the canal.
With the canal being 5-10 feet deep, and freezing temperatures approaching, the owner called for help.
Metro Fire crews showed up to the home along Shell Street and devised a plan to get Rj out. It took 20 minutes, but crews were eventually able to get Rj out and reunite him with his owner.
Officials note that they will be working with the owner to fix his fence so that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.