Chihuahua stuck in drain pipe rescued

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 19:10:06-04

SAN DIEGO - A Chihuahua was rescued Thursday from a 6-foot-deep drain pipe in Lincoln Park.

County Department of Animal Services crews went to the back parking lot of the Imperial Fish Market, in the 800 block of Euclid Avenue, after good Samaritans noticed another canine peering into the eight-inch-diameter pipe. They went to investigate and found a second pooch at the bottom.

The Chihuahua, scared but otherwise OK, was pulled out by Animal Control Officer Angela Jones.

"We don't know how this little dog got into her predicament, but had she been microchipped, she'd probably be back home with her family now," said county Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson.

Instead, the dog, around 4 years old, will be held at the shelter on Gaines Street for three working days to give her owner a chance to claim her. If she's not claimed, the Chihuahua will be available for adoption for $69 beginning Wednesday.