Puppy Gets Head Stuck in Pipe: Firefighters to the Rescue!

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Courtesy of Spring Fire Department

We've all been there. Maybe you're digging post holes for a new fence or deck, maybe you're installing a new pool. Wherever the case, you're minding your own business, digging in your own backyard, and suddenly your head is stuck in a pipe and your family has to make a hurried call to the fire department.

In this particular instance, the incident occurred in Spring, Texas, and the victim was a hapless goldendoodle puppy. His human family had only adopted him a couple weeks earlier, so naturally he's out in the yard on Sunday, getting the lay of the land, doing a little "getting to know you" digging, according to KHOU. Unfortunately for him, the unnamed pup stumbled upon a loose drain pipe connection during his underground adventure and since we all know how good drain pipes smell, of course he stuck his head inside to get a better sniff.

The pupper's human family was unable to pull him out themselves, and that's when the Spring Fire Engine 71 and Rescue 71 B shift crews sprang into action, arriving on the scene and cutting the offending section out of the ground before successfully purging the panicked pup's pate from the profligate pipe's possession.

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Other than being rather understandably frightened by the experience, the goldendoodle was ultimately no worse for the wear and together everyone posed for a couple of celebratory photos afterward.

While this story ultimately had a happy ending and the pup's human family is left only with some minor pipe repairs as a lingering effect, this story does serve to remind us all of a few universal truths: namely that firefighters rock, and that you need to keep a close eye on your puppies, because they are magnets for trouble.