Puppy Lost In A Maze Of Underground Pipes Requires A Highly Creative Rescue

By Evelyn H. Armstrong

Puppies have a real lust for life. They are fluffy balls of pure energy. For puppies, every day is a new adventure with so many different and exciting things to smell, nuzzle, and chew, chew, chew — whether they are supposed to or not!

Sometimes all that energy can get them into trouble. Chewing a rawhide is all well and good, but chewing their mom's fancy new work pumps, not so much.

When Jet the 16-month-old pup was out on a walk with his owner Jamie Taylor, he spotted something that piqued his curiosity and went running. Jet had no idea that this decision would separate him from his owner... possibly forever.

At 16 months old, Jet the puppy loved nothing more than going on long walks with his owner Jamie Taylor. The duo would spend hours together exploring the countryside of their home in South Yorkshire, England.
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During one particular walk, Jet spotted an open drainage pipe and he couldn't resist going to explore. Sadly, Jet explored a little too deeply and got lost. Before too long his frantic owner was on the phone with the local authorities, desperate to get help rescuing his puppy from this maze of pipes.
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Although they could hear Jet whimpering and barking inside the system, they couldn't reach him. It wasn't until Yorkshire's water department sent out a camera through the pipes that they were even able to locate the frantic fellow.
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Thankfully, the camera revealed that jet was stuck in a pipe that they could reach easily using a digger. They were worried that the noise would scare Jet off again, but he stayed put and just about a day after getting lost in the pipes, Jet and Jamie were reunited.
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Jamie was so relieved to be reunited with his beloved puppy. He was intensely grateful for all the help his community was able to provide in the effort to bring Jet back home safely, though he will definitely be keeping Jet on a leash from now on!
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service