Their Dog Went Missing. A Week Later, They Heard Cries Coming From A Storm Drain…

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Four-year-old Edgar, a black retriever mix, was missing for a week before being found in a 12 inch drainage pipe.

Edgar’s owners Sean and Juli Ryan said Edgar and the other dog, Oscar, took off after a squirrel or some other animal. That night they searched the neighborhood but came back with nothing. It wasn’t until the next day, one of the dogs showed up at the house.

“In the morning I headed out to work and opened the garage door and there’s Oscar but it’s just Oscar,” said Ryan.

After seven days, Edgar still hadn’t returned and the family tried to get back to a normal life. However, the family had no idea that something shocking was about to happen.

The son of this family shared their story on the image-sharing site, Imgur and explained that his dad took Oscar for a walk to help with the stress when he began to hear a faint cry.

The owner followed the sound of the crying to the opening of a storm drain tunnel where he found Edgar trapped. The dog began yelping and whining when he saw his owner was there to rescue him.

With the help of emergency workers, Edgar was rescued from the drainage pipe. After a trip to the vet, he was discovered to have only suffered minimal dehydration and minor sores from being in the watery tunnel for so long.

Edgar was brought home to recover from his difficult week. His family says they are so thankful to have their four-legged friend back home safe and sound.

Once home, all Edgar wanted was something to eat and a long nap. Promptly upon returning home, he was treated to his favorite snack, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Oh, and a long nap with his best friend, Oscar.

Looking back at the week without Edgar, Ryan said he still can’t believe he walked past the pipe twice a day on walks with Oscar and never knew Edgar was stuck in the pipe. Health-wise Edgar is doing great. He was on some antibiotics and looks pretty banged up from being in the pipe for so long, but he was expected to make a full recovery.

Good Samaritan Helps Rescue Dozen Dogs From California Wildfires

When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise, California, after evacuating during the Camp fire, he came across a wayward horse — in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the pool cover.

He had been checking on a neighbor’s house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post.

But while on their way, locals asked him to assist with evacuating other animals rescued from the fire. Being an animal lover he couldn’t say no and in one trip he picked up over a dozen dogs.

In the video he shot he approaches a volunteer carrying some food with a pack of dogs following after her. He asks the dogs “are you ready to go” and they certainly look like they are ready!

“They all came out with a big puppy smile, happy to see us and wagging their tails,” Sauvageau later told KGW News.

Sauvaugeau had planned to leave on Sunday but stuck around a few more days to help more animals get to safety.

“I was tipped off by my friend Shaun who is working with PG&E (electrical company in the U.S.) in the area — he is my eyes up there and tells me whenever he or his crew sees animals needing rescuing,” he told the DailyMail UK.

Video he shot of a pack of dogs following rescuers onto the street has since gone viral.

 

In all, he helped rescue 17 dogs, 12 cats, 6 goats and a “donkey named Waffles” Sauvageau said in the video.

Many of the animal rescue agencies have been flooded with animals to care for since the fires broke out. Allison Cardona, a deputy director of operations for Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control, told KGW News that they are caring for about 700 animals, 550 of which are horses.

 

He had been checking on a neighbor’s house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post.

“We scrambled to unhook the pool cover and pulled her to the shallow end where we guided her up the steps.” The horse got out, shook off, and “loved on us for a few minutes as a thank you, and walked off,” he wrote.

Hill called for help, and waited with the horse until resources could escort the horse out from the fire zone.

Sauvageau is just one of many Good Samaritans lending a hand. He said seeing so many in need of help made him want to act.

“I love animals, but more I hate the feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. It’s the worst feeling,” he said. “Those people down there feel helpless and I want to help pull out as many (animals to safety) as I can.”

Here is more footage from Sauvageau of the animals he helped rescue.