- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago firefighter has rescued a 3-year-old pit bull after the dog fell about 10 feet into a sewer filled with sludge.

The Chicago Tribune reports (https://trib.in/1fo9Doj ) the 90-pound dog named Theo fell while out for a walk with his owner Friday near a West Side fire station. The cover to the sewer was open because crews were working in the area.

Lt. Kenneth Trotter says Theo is a “buddy” of the firehouse’s resident dog, Freckles.

After Theo fell his owner ran to the fire station for help.

Trotter says the dog was “fully engulfed” in sledge. A firefighter with help from another crew was able to get the animal out.

He says Theo needed to be contaminated but otherwise seemed fine and “so happy to be out.”


Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com

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