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Community and Rescuers Unite to Save Puppy Trapped in Storm Drain

This morning at around 06h23, the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre was alerted to an urgent situation on Ben Nevis Road in Greenwood Park. A two-week-old puppy had accidentally fallen into a storm water pipe and was unable to escape.

Responding swiftly to the call for help, our Community Support Team activated the Start Rescue network to provide necessary assistance.

Upon arrival, it became clear that the expertise of the Ethekwini Fire Department was needed. They were promptly contacted, dispatched, and arrived on scene to assist with the delicate rescue operation.

The Fire Rescue Team, faced with the challenge of reaching the young puppy securely lodged within the PVC drain pipe, decided to meticulously cut the pipe from below. This strategic move allowed a START rescuer to carefully retrieve the puppy, ensuring its safety.

Happily, the puppy was safely rescued, returned to its litter, and despite the ordeal, was found to be exhausted yet unharmed and in good health.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in this rescue, including the Glen An-hill Neighbourhood Watch, for their cooperative efforts that led to the successful rescue of the puppy.

This incident brought a heartwarming conclusion to an anxious situation over the Easter Weekend, showcasing the power of community and teamwork in times of need.

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