Siberian husky rescued from storm drain

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SAN DIEGO – A 1-year-old Siberian husky was safely returned home Friday after getting trapped in a storm drain Thursday in the Encanto area, according to San Diego County Department of Animal Services.

Animal control officers responded to a phone call and arrived to find the dog, Bella, sticking out of the drain near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Viewcrest Drive.

The dog retreated into the storm drain when the officers approached. The officers then blocked the pipe at the end of the drain to prevent the dog from going deeper. Officers then restrained the dog and walked it down the drain until they reached a metal grate.

A good Samaritan helped to pull the grate up so the dog could then be lifted out, according to Deputy Director of Animal Services Dan SeSousa.

Bella was returned to her owner Friday after she was scanned for a microchip. It is not known how she got into the drain.

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