Portland Firefighters Rescue Two Dogs After Falling Separately Into Deep Hole

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.

Portland Firefighters Rescue Two Dogs After Falling Separately Into Deep Hole

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.

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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