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German Shepard Rescued After Falling 15 Feet Down a Hole at Willowbrook Home

It was a pretty ruff day for a German Shepard that fell about 15 feet down a septic tank hole in a Willowbrook home Wednesday evening.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the call at about 3:45 p.m. at a home located near 137th Street and Stanford Avenue.

The 15-year-old dog named Mayahuel was rescued after about three hours of effort from firefighters.

The Building and Safety Department was on route to the home to ensure that it is structurally safe for the residents to remain in the home once the rescue efforts end.

“It ended up being a septic tank it’s approximately 15 to 20 feet deep,” Captain Abe Serrano with the LA County Fire Department said.

The septic tank was empty and has been for many years, LA County Fire Department Captain Wade Kelsey said.

“They have to take all safety precautions because they’re going into a confined space,” Serrano said. “They try to do everything expeditiously but they also have to take all safety precautions.”

Serrano said the home has a crawl space under the house and the homeowner tried to rescue the dog himself but realized it was too deep and unsafe.

“We pretty much do the rescues for animals like for humans,” Serrano said.

At around 6:25 p.m. the dog was safely pulled out of the hole and will be taken to a vet to be evaluated.


Source: NBC Los Angeles

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