Madison officials rescue family’s dog stuck in a storm drain

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Saturday morning Madison Police Department officers and members of the Madison Fire Department responded to Madison Central for a transformer that had blown.

Officials say while on scene, a woman named Rebecca Crowder flagged an officer down advising him that her dog was in a storm drain in the middle of the Madison Central Parking High School parking lot.

The dog is a 14 year old medium sized dog named “Tinkerbell”. Officers say she became frightened when the transformer blew and ran into the storm drain. 

Officers and fire personnel who were on scene attempted for some time to try and retrieve Tinkerbell from the drain but were not able to reach her.

Tinkerbell was approximately 15 feet into a 12 inch storm drain pipe; therefore, Madison Public Works’ employees and Animal Control were called to the scene with special equipment. 

Madison Public Works personnel inserted a small camera and piping into the drain while an employee of Mannsdale Animal Hospital monitored her vitals to ensure that she did not go into shock. 

After nearly 6 hours, the dog was able to be reached and successfully rescued without suffering any life threatening injuries.

Tinkerbell has been reunited with her owners.

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