A dog was rescued after being stuck in a 18-inch storm drain pipe for up to a week in New Jersey. A neighbor heard barking coming from inside the drain pipe, and soon identified the pup as an eight-year old coonhound named Dylan when the dog's foster owner arrived on the scene.
Jericho’s Wish Animal Rescue Founder Shellinda Fisher-Hardie, who received Dylan in 2015, said he was staying at a foster home when he got out the door, and had been missing since July 15.
The owner then called 911 after not being able to coax Dylan into crawling back out of the pipe. Police, firefighters, public work employees, utility workers and other groups all came out to help. Chiseling at the pipe finally coaxed Dylan into walking close enough to the pipe entrance to be ensnared.
After arriving at the animal hospital, Fisher-Hardie said Dylan had 104-degree fever, abrasions on his paws from the heat of the pipe, a deep laceration, and stiffness.
The dog is now recovering from his ordeal at the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital
Dylan will be placed in a forever home when he is cleared by the veterinarian.