Dog rescued from drain after being stuck for hours

Dog rescued from drain after being stuck for hours
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)

GEORGETOWN, IN (WAVE) - "Max!"

A girl screaming out her dog's name could be heard down the block Sunday evening.

Ana Hall, 16, was trying to lure her dog out of an underground drain near the intersection of Walnut Street and Martin Drive in Georgetown, Ind.

"I get really attached to things, and I am really attached to this dog," she said.

Max can blame a cat. He was chasing it when when he got stuck for hours.

Then the Georgetown Fire Chief pulled up, and a neighbor jumped into the hole to rescue Max.

Safe to say it was a team effort.

"When you guys get the extension cord, stretch it our from back here," the chief said before five people jumped up to help.

"I am excited and kind of scared because there's a 50-50 chance that he can come out and then a 50-50 chance that he can't get out," Hall said as she watched and waited.

For nearly half an hour, a neighbor tried to convince Max to squeeze through the opening.

"Come here Max," Hall told him. "You're OK, I got you. I'll be right here waiting for you."

Finally, their neighbor got a grip on Max and pulled him out.

"You know you've got good neighbors when he crawls all the way inside of a man hole to get your dog out," Hall's dad said.

Max was shaken up but doing just fine.

"I am super happy! Oh God!" Hall sighed.

Hall wasn't just happy, she was thankful too. Not just for Max being safe, but for her neighbors who stepped up to help.

"I'll tell  you the people in this neighborhood, it's amazing what they did, pitching in to get that animal to those little girls, that's huge," Georgetown Fire Chief Richard Bader said.

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