Puppy stuck in pipe for hours freed by MoCo responders

WASHINGTON — Almost seven hours after getting stuck in a pipe near Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland, a nine-week-old Pomeranian puppy was freed by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

The rescue mission began around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night when a woman asked firefighters for help near Blair High School.

Mongtomery County Fire’s Pete Piringer says a nine-week-old puppy fell into a pipe and got stuck. Rescuers brought in heavy machinery to dig around the pipe. Medics fed some food and oxygen to the puppy who was more than 10 feet below ground inside the six inch pipe.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the Pomeranian puppy was finally and successfully rescued. But the lengthy ordeal  was frequently updated throughout Saturday night on Twitter by Piringer.

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