The heart-wrenching incident occurred on July 11, prompting a swift response from firefighters and RSPCA personnel who arrived at the scene at approximately 2:45 PM, determined to save the distressed pup.
The dog, unfortunately, could not free itself, but hope arrived in the form of these dedicated rescuers. Their careful efforts ultimately resulted in the successful extraction of the frightened dog, ensuring it received the warmth and care it so desperately needed.
The rescue team utilized a series of ladders to reach the trapped dog, working tirelessly until they successfully freed the canine from its harrowing predicament. Following the rescue, the dog was entrusted to the care of the Woodside RSPCA Animal Centre, where plans were put in place to reunite the shivering pup with its owner.
Upon arriving at the scene, the firefighters and RSPCA personnel were met with a heartbreaking sight—an exhausted and shivering dog submerged in the cold water coursing through the culvert. It was evident that the poor pup had endured this ordeal for an extended period.
With immense care and support from the Woodside RSPCA Animal Centre and the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Loughborough Station, the dog was meticulously extricated from its predicament, providing immediate comfort and warmth.
The Castle Donington Fire Station expressed their sentiments about the rescue, stating, “When we reached the scene, our hearts sank as we found the dog shivering in the cold water running through the culvert. It was clear that the poor pup had been there for quite some time. So with immense care and help from the Woodside RSPCA Animal Centre and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Loughborough Station, we carefully extricated the dog from the culvert, providing immediate comfort and warmth. With RSPCA assistance, we made sure that this brave little soul was reunited with its owner.”
The rescue operation concluded at approximately 3:20 PM, as confirmed by the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
This incident serves as a poignant reminder to all dog owners to exercise caution when their pets are around bodies of water. The Castle Donington Fire Station emphasized the importance of pet microchipping and advised against following pets into water, urging individuals to contact emergency services instead.