Precious pup plucked from precarious predicament

Precious pup plucked from precarious predicament
Firefighters and a Tucson veterinarian joined forces to pluck a precious pup from a precarious predicament. (Source: Tucson Fire Fighters Association)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Firefighters and a Tucson veterinarian joined forces to pluck a precious pup from a precarious predicament.

In a Facebook post, the Tucson Fire Fighters Association said a 4-month-old Jack Russell terrier got its paw stuck in a bathtub drain Friday, March 30.

The TFFA said animal control was unable to send anyone out and firefighters were called out.

"After multiple attempts, Rescue 5 realized they were unable to free the pup from the drain," the TFFA said. "The firefighters went as far as taking the plumbing apart outside the home but still couldn't access the dog's paw."

Dr. John Heller, a mobile veterinarian, was then called in to lend a helping hand.

"Thankfully, Dr. Heller was able to sedate the dog enough that it's paw could be freed," according to the TFFA. "The Tucson Fire Department runs over 90,000 calls per year, this is a great example of the wide variety of our calls."

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