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Waterford Firefighters Help A Little Dog In Deep Trouble

It took a blow torch and a ladder to do it, but a little Yorkie was safely retrieved from a storm drain on Wednesday night.

Wednesday evening, Waterford firefighters were called to help rescue a tiny dog that got into deep trouble. Shortly before 6 p.m., Waterford Animal Control Officer Robert Yuchniuk was called to help retrieve a Yorkie that had fallen about eight feet into a storm drain at the Mobile station on Hartford Turnpike by Crystal Mall. 

To complicate the matter further, ice had frozen the storm drain in place. That's where the fire department comes in. Yuchniuk said Cohanzie Fire Department responded to the call for assistance. Fire fighters were able to melt the ice with a blow torch, then one of the smaller fire fighters used a short ladder to reach the dog.

Yuchniuk said the dog was uninjured and reunited with his owner, who had been waiting anxiously at the gas station during the rescue mission. "She was in a bit of a panic," Yuchniuk said. Both are doing fine now. 
Judy January 08, 2014 at 07:18 PM
I think that was Wednesday night that the little dog was saved wasn't it? Fire department and Waterford animal control did a great job! I do hope that Ruby,the bull terrier,is found soon.
Jayne Keedle (Editor) January 08, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Hi Judy, you are so right! It happened tonight (Wednesday). Patch is such a 24/7 proposition, everyday feels like Monday to me : ). I also asked about Ruby. So far, no joy.
Judy January 09, 2014 at 09:01 AM
Thank you Jayne ,maybe today Little Ruby will be found!
Daniella Ruiz January 09, 2014 at 02:12 PM
brrrrr, little pooch must have been looking for a good place to relieve and fell right in! (where was the leash). I suspect Ruby is headed further south, to warmer locales, probably hopped a ferry to Long Island (incognito) on the way to the Florida Keys. Could be holed up in a condo with some new friends or in the Budweiser Distributor warehouse demanding some extra drafts and treats.
nascarblue January 13, 2014 at 07:10 AM
true hero's, great job

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