A Lost Dog Is Lucky To Be Alive After A Stray Rescue Found Him Trapped In A City Sewer

Stray Rescue St. Louis rescued a dog from a deep sewer Saturday afternoon.

The kind men worked hard to help the dog out of the dark hole. He was extremely nervous, and rightfully so. They took the lid off the sewer so that one man could climb inside. He sat in there with the dog and pet him to let him know that he was there to help him and not hurt him.

Stray Rescue St. Louis

Stray Rescue St. Louis

Once he gained the pup’s trust, he put the bungee cord around him and the dog. Another man pulled both of them out of the sewer. The relieved dog shook some dirt off and was very happy to finally be free.

Stray Rescue St. Louis

Stray Rescue St. Louis

The dog was timid, yet friendly. He stood alongside his rescuers and allowed the to pet him. He seemed very grateful that they saved his life.

Stray Rescue St. Louis

Stray Rescue St. Louis

The dog didn’t have a collar and tags or a chip; but they believe the dog was not a stray and does in fact have a family because he seemed to be well-cared for.

Stray Rescue St. Louis

Stray Rescue St. Louis

They brought him back to their shelter and the first thing they did was give him a bath to get him clean after being stuck in that filthy sewer for so long.

Stray Rescue St. Louis

Stray Rescue St. Louis

So far no owners have come forward, but Stray Rescue hopes that someone will eventually recognize the dog and claim him so they could set up a reunion. Until they, he will remain at the shelter and will be greatly taken care of.

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.