Portland firefighters rescued two dogs within the last week after each fell into deep holes.
Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a home in North Portland where a 13-year-old dog had fallen 10 feet into a sinkhole in the backyard, On Saturday night, March 11, 2023.
Portland Fire & Rescue says Crews could hook up a complicated rope system to the dog’s harness and safely pull the more than 80-pound dog. The dog did not get hurt when it fell, the firefighters said.
The following Friday morning, March 17, 2023, a 14-year-old black Labrador that had fallen into a maintenance hole in Southeast Portland was saved by firefighters.
The moment "Tess" was rescued by @PDXFire and reunited with her family. Who knew dogs also have 9 lives? @KGWNews #PortlandDogRescued #dogs #Portland pic.twitter.com/lY7H1W5NGD
— Eric Patterson (@KGWphotog) March 17, 2023
On March 17, 2023, firefighters posed with Tess, the Labrador, in Portland, Oregon, soon after they pulled her out of a maintenance hole to save her.
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According to fire officials, they rescued a 14-year-old lab named Tess this morning at SE 9th and Lambert. Environmental services had removed a manhole cover to inspect storm drains, and the unsuspecting pup fell 23’ to the bottom.
Crews at the scene lowered a firefighter to harness the dog and lift them back to safety.
Firefighters say the Labrador wasn’t hurt by the fall and returned home after being rescued.
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