Firefighters Rescue Blind Dog Trapped In Septic Tank

Published: May 5, 2008 | 7007th good news item since 2003

A Brighton (UK) family’s dog is safe after being rescued by firefighters from the Brighton Area Fire Department Monday.

Lieutenant Curt Ruf tells WHMI that a 12 year old St. Bernard apparently fell into a septic tank on Chilson Road, just south of Beck Road.

He says the dog was also blind but with some ingenuity from fire crews, they were able to rescue the dog.

Ruf says the only apparent injuries to the dog were some abrasions to its paws from trying to get out of the tank.

He says it’s undetermined how long the dog was in there since the hole was uncovered at around 7:30am and they didn’t get the call until after 10am.

Ruf says last they heard, the dog was taken to a family veterinarian and was doing well.

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