ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A pit bull neighbors say was deserted by his owner has been rescued after being trapped for four days in a North County sewer.
Good Samaritans and Stray Rescue workers spent several hours in a North St. Louis county parking lot off of Chambers, trying to free the dog.
Neighbors say the animal got into the storm sewer on Saturday and couldn’t get out.
People were feeding him and checking on him, while trying to find help.
Residents say animal control came out, set up a trap and left, though a spokesman for the agency says their people believed the dog was coming and going from the sewer.
EventuallyStray Rescue managed to coax the animal close enough to an area with a manhole cover.
Then, they were able to drug the dog to calm him down and get him out.
The dog was taken to the Stray Rescue shelter downtown to recover. He will eventually be put up for adoption.