CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A puppy was rescued after falling into a sewer drain in Charlotte Thursday morning.
Charlotte firefighters said the 5-week-old toy poodle was stuck in a drain on Evergreen Terrace Drive. The puppy apparently fell six feet down into the hole.
After nearly two-hours, firefighters pulled the puppy out of the drain.
It appears that crews ripped up a portion of a road to rescue the puppy.
The puppy reportedly fell inside a service pipe that services nearby homes. Water was shut off in the area while crews worked to save the dog.
GREAT NEWS! @CLTWater and @charlottefire rescue toy poodle M.J. from the sewage pipe on Evergreen Terrace Drive in South Charlotte. Her family is so happy to have her back. #WatchWBTV pic.twitter.com/d0F5IBEISz— Micah Smith WBTV (@MicahSmith_TV) July 12, 2018
Officials dug two separate holes in case the puppy ended up further down in the sewage line. Crews created a "Plan B" option to follow the puppy's trail in case she got into the main line, making a way to catch her at the end.