Dog freed after being trapped for 1 week inside New Jersey drain pipe

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 17:22:57-04

MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey firefighters and volunteers worked for almost nine hours this past weekend to free a dog that had been stuck in a drain pipe for over a week.

Medford Police Department said fire crews, officers, and volunteers were able to rescue 8-year-old coonhound Dylan on Sunday. reported the dog had been missing since July 15 after he got out of his foster home.

The dog's foster owner found the dog Saturday stuck 150 feet into an 18-inch storm drain pipe, News12 reported.

WPVI reported that crews began digging around 7 p.m. Once they reached the pipe, they started banging on it to get the dog to crawl to the firefighters.

By 1 a.m. Sunday, the dog was freed, WPVI reported.

According to the police department, the dog was transported to Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.