Five Adorable Puppies Rescued From Well in Washington Parish
It’s been three long days, but five pit bull mix pups are now safe after being rescued from the bottom of a 65-foot well in Washington Parish, according to our news partners on Louisiana Radio Network.
As you can imagine, on some of the hottest days of the year (August 18-20), rescuing five pups trapped at the bottom of a 20 meter high well was an incredible challenge. In fact, the first responders couldn’t even use a lot of equipment because the opening of the well was very narrow.
How did you save the pups?
Dorson told the Louisiana Radio Network that rescuers would need to make a webbing by tying leashes together, and then luring the pups to the webbing with food placed in them. After this was successful, the puppies still had to be pulled up safely.
Dorson says the Franklinton Fire Department and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s office helped them rescue.
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How are the puppies?
Dorson says the pups are in great shape overall. Fortunately, rescuers were able to feed and water them during the rescue.
The pups are currently in the Mandeville Animal Hospital, where they are being treated for parasites and minor skin problems.
“It’s a miracle. All of that is a miracle,” Jeff Dorson, director of the Humane Society of Louisiana, told the Louisiana Radio Network. “We have no idea how the property owner even heard or realized it.”
What’s next for the puppies?
As soon as the five puppies and their mother are released from the vet, they will be given up for adoption in an animal shelter.