An adorable but scared pug puppy was thankfully rescued this week after he fell into a pipe that was undergoing construction in Guaira, Brazil. The one-month-old pooch named Donatello (remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle) needed the help of the Sao Paulo Municipal Civil Guards in a two-hour rescue ordeal to rescue the puppy stuck in the pipe.
According to the Express, the precious little guy is owned by veterinarian Kawahisa Yoshioka, who tried for four hours to coax the pup out of the pipe. And then he disappeared. Yoshioka was afraid:
“The pup was whining a lot as it was so frightened in the beginning. I thought I could get him out myself my pushing my hand down the tube and pulling him ou,t but we couldn’t persuade him to move,” the pup’s owner told news Caters.
And that’s when Yoshioka called for help:
“We weren’t even sure exactly where he was inside; called some friends to help me, but we couldn’t grab him. I was terrified that he was going to die and was almost crying with panic when he stopped making any noise.”
The rescue personnel quickly dug a hole in the woman’s garden and another one in the hallway of her house trying desperately to find the little one. It wasn’t until they used a cell phone to take a photo into the pipe that Donatello was located. The little guy had been washed down further and ended up in the area located outside of the garden. That’s when the men dug up the dirt covering the pipe and then inserted a garden hose from behind to gently push him out. The rescue was a success!
Although dirty and a little weary, it didn’t take long for Donatello to be reunited with his five other litter mates and start the day off playing.
Many thanks to the heroes who speak for those who have no voice.
(Photos and video of pug puppy stuck in water pipe via screenshot and Caters clips)
Check out the little guy’s rescue: