In Bethesda, Maryland, a dog who had been missing for over a year, was rescued out of a drainpipe on Friday by the Montgomery Co. Fire & Rescue and Police Animal Services, reports Wjla.com.
No one knows how the Wheaton Terrier named Cookie, who had been missing from Kensington in October 2014, wound up in a pipe running under Lonesome Pine Lane, in a neighborhood off Seven Locks Road. Somehow he had managed to survive, and when rescued,according to authorities, was indeed quite dirty, but not malnourished.
The drama began when New York resident Nick An had been walking his relative’s Great Dane when the dog pulled him over to the storm drain and started to bark. “I went over and I just saw a dog in there,” An said,”… pretty beat-up looking.” That’s when he called authorities and three hours later, Cookie was safe, however the dog didn’t make it easy for his rescuers. Firefighters eventually had to duct taped a large ball of towels to a fire hose and gently prod him out to the opposite side where a rescue worker had been ready to capture him. Although he was extremely dirty, his health seemed fine otherwise.
According to the Washington Post, Cookie (aka Mai Tai) had been saved from an Asian slaughterhouse, sent to Maryland and then disappeared from his new home. The rescue group, S’Wheat Rescues & Adoptions, stated on Facebook that MaiTai is safe: “Mai Tai’s adopter has turned him back over to the rescue for his safety, and we have moved him to a foster home while we work on a permanent placement for him. Just amazing that this guy has apparently lived on his own for nearly a year but we are grateful he is now safe.” If only Mai Tai could talk… Amazingly Mai Tai still wore his collar and tag from when he disappeared.
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