Ten-Year-Old Basset Hound Rescued From Drain Pipe

October 2003

PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) responded to an emergency call about a 10-year-old basset hound named Pokie who had been missing for 24 hours and was stuck in a drain pipe. A neighbor heard his cries below the street, and after three hours, CAP and the local fire department managed to rescue him from the sludge-filled pipe. He was wrapped in a warm blanket and returned to his grateful guardians.

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