SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An unusual rescue took place in Sacramento on Wednesday morning after a dog’s paw got stuck in a drain while her owner was giving it a bath, according to firefighters.
Firefighters were called to a home on 5th Avenue in south Sacramento around 7:30 Wednesday morning to try and free Lulu, a small dog whose paw was wedged in the bathtub drain.
Lulu’s owner, Keith Brewer, tells CBS13 he had been in the shower with Lulu trying to give her a bath when she stepped back into the drain.
After attempting to free Lulu’s paw himself without success, Brewer ended up calling for emergency help.
“She was crying so much. It was heartbreaking,” said Brewer. “I didn’t like that.”
When firefighters arrived, they attempted to cut the drain to free Lulu, but the little dog was too nervous and moving around too much for it to be safe.
Firefighters ended up calling a veterinarian to sedate Lulu.
After nearly two hours trapped in the tub drain, Lulu was freed.
The veterinarian checked out her paw and believes she will recover completely.
“I’m gonna put the plug in next time because I don’t want to see her get hurt again,” Brewer said.