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Trapped dog pulled out of Bloomington drainage pipe

City workers make the rescue
Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 13:22:45-04

BLOOMINGTON—Ollie's wandering ways finally got the best of him.

The Bloomington dachshund walked into a drainage pipe under a driveway Monday and couldn't get out on his own. The pipe was crushed at one end, making it impossible for Ollie to turn around. The dog's owner wasn't having any luck getting to him.

Three Bloomington Street Department employee and an animal control worker came to the rescue. Mike Stinson took the lead, using bolt cutters to remove the crushed portion of the pipe. He was eventually able to reach Ollie and with the help of the others, pulled the dachshund to safety.

Once outside, Ollie seemed to be just fine.