First responders were busy in Wolcott on Thursday because of storm damage, but also because a dog got stuck in a drain pipe.
Around noon, a blue Mastiff, now named “Stormy,” had taken off running.
"The dog takes one look at me and the dog bolts," said Wolcott's Animal Control Officer, Roz Nenninger.
Wolcott Dog Pound officials tried to stop her, but she ended up getting stuck in a pipe that led to a storm drain that led to a reservoir on Lyman Road.
"The dog went through the storm drain toward the lake, the dog popped its head out and must have realized the lake was right there," Nenninger said.
The drain was filled with actively running water, officials said.
Stormy was rescued about an hour later, with the help of fire crews, police, officials from Parks and Recreation, and another resident, officials said.
Nenninger said Stormy's life has been tough, she was malnourished and overbred.
Now Wolcott Dog Pound officials are helping Stormy be on the mend, while also trying to figure out where she came from.
"She ate and she's drinking," Nenninger said. "She loves cheese, I think that's going to be the way to her heart."
If you would like to help with medical expenses, please contact the Watertown Animal Hospital at 860-274-2212.
Anyone with information should contact the pound or police at 203-879-1414.
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