The pup, named Romeo, fell into the well — actually a narrow drainage pipe — during the weekend.
After three hours trying to rescue him, firefighters hooked up an industrial-strength vacuum, latched on to Romeo’s leg and hoisted him out, Pittsburgh television station WPXI reported. You can see a video here.
“It was a miracle,” said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Scuffle.
The pup wasn’t breathing when it came came out of the well, but firefighters performed mouth-to-snout resuscitation on the way to veterinarian and Romeo awakened and started to breath on its own.
The veterinarian gave the puppy a clean bill of health.
Posted by John Woestendiek December 31st, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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