Puppy recovering after being stuck in storm drain for two weeks

Posted at 10:34 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 22:34:34-04

Winston-Salem, N.C. - A puppy stuck in a storm drain for two weeks in Winston-Salem is finally free.

Neighbors say they could hear the puppy crying for days and turned to the city and county for help, but neither police nor animal control could help.

Then, they turned to "Fur-Ever Friends"--a rescue group that was able to get fire rescue crews to help save the dog.

"The fire department did come out spent two hours and tried desperately all out here at one time with heat sensing. They did a great job, but the puppy was not visible at that time."

As days turned to weeks, neighbors started sending food down the storm drain so it wouldn't starve to death.

On Saturday, they heard the cries again and spotted the puppy--which was dehydrated, emaciated and suffering from a fractured sternum.

The puppy is on the mend, but it will be a long recovery before she will be able to be adopted.

If you'd like to donate to the dog's recovery, contact the Fur Ever Friends NC organization or the Winston-Salem CVS by calling (336) 896-0902.