So you’re unmoved by Valentine’s Day? Feeling all “bah humbug” about human relationships? Here’s something to melt even the coldest heart: A tale of love between human rescuers and trapped puppy.
Five days ago, a 4-week-old pugle dauschund got himself trapped in an underground pipe in Detroit, and was stuck overnight. Workers could hear squeaking sounds coming from the tiny pup, but could not see it.
The Michigan Humane Society called plumbers who brought camera to look inside the pipe and a Bobcat excavator was brought in to dig around the pipes. By about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 workers reached the section of the pipe where the little critter was stuck.
The pugle dauschund mix was in surprisingly good health after his rescue, just a little dehydrated and cold.
Kevin Hatman, spokesman for the Michigan Humane Society, said it’s too early to tell how this video has affected donations. But he said he’s been receiving calls and messages from people around the world who were moved by the video. It has received more than 200,000 views since it was uploaded on February 10.