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Dog saved from drain pipe after going missing

January 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A family in Northern California found their dog stuck in a drainage pipe three days after he went missing.The family members ran to a nearby fire station for help. The firefighters were in the middle of dinner, but they jumped into action.

The 15-year-old dog, Casper, was way down in the pipe, so rescuers filled a fire hose with water and capped it to make it stiff.

Then they attached a stuffed animal to the end and used it to push Casper through the pipe to the bottom of a storm drain where a firefighter was waiting for him.

Casper was a little cold and a little wet, but otherwise, he was fine.