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Puppy saved after being stuck for over one week in south Taiwan pipe

2-month-old puppy sent to animal hospital to recover from dehydration, malnourishment

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A puppy is saved after being stuck in a plastic pipe for over a week. (Animal Rescue Team Taiwan photo)

A puppy is saved after being stuck in a plastic pipe for over a week. (Animal Rescue Team Taiwan photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-month-old puppy was saved by Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) volunteers after being stuck in a pipe for over a week.

CNA reported on Thursday (March 17) that the puppy was found outside a house made of iron sheets at Kaohsiung's Xingda Harbor. It had apparently climbed into a plastic pipe that measured less than 10 centimeters in diameter and got stuck.

The ARTT received a report over a week ago from an individual who saw the puppy get stuck and became concerned that the puppy would starve to death. The group immediately sent volunteers to the scene where, after trying and failing to dump the dog out of the pipe by lifting it, they had no choice but to saw through the pipe.

The volunteers successfully rescued the puppy after 40 minutes and sent it to an animal hospital, CNA cited ARTT as saying. The puppy was suffering from severe dehydration and malnourishment.

The ARTT plans to find a home for the puppy once it recovers.

Puppy saved after being stuck for over one week in south Taiwan pipe
Volunteers free the puppy after 40 minutes of sawing through the pipe. (Animal Rescue Team Taiwan photo)
Puppy saved after being stuck for over one week in south Taiwan pipe
Animal Rescue Team Taiwan will find the puppy a home after it recovers. (Animal Rescue Team Taiwan photo)