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Puppy rescued from storm drain

Puppy rescued from storm drain

McFARLAND, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A puppy was rescued Thursday morning from a storm drain in rural Kern County, near McFarland and Delano.

Someone flagged down a passing fire truck Wednesday afternoon after spotting the puppy stuck in the storm drain at Peterson Road and Zachary Avenue.

Despite the firefighters' best efforts, the puppy remained in the pipe until Thursday morning.

Firefighters from Kern County Fire Station No. 33 first dug mud out of the drain to free the puppy, but she wouldn't come out.

Animal Services spokeswoman Maggie Kalar on Wednesday shared video of the puppy attempting to follow out the PVC pipe that was used to remove debris.

In the video, the puppy can be seen poking out her head and part of its body before darting back inside.

An animal control officer set a trap with food at the site.

The trap stayed in place overnight, and the pup came out around 10:30 Thursday morning.

"If no owner comes forward, and the puppy is healthy enough to be adopted, we will find him/her a new home," Kalar said.

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