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Officers perform brave animal rescue

A Labrador retriever found himself in quite the predicament when he fell into a septic tank. Luckily, residents in the neighborhood heard his barks, prompting animal rescue officers to help the poor pooch, according to DelmarvaNow.com.

Ed Stewart was the first to respond to the scene where he found the dog in a 10-foot hole.

"My first thought was to get him out. My next thought was how to get him out," Stewart told the news source.

Stewart was assisted by fireman David Insley, who wore a protective suit to go down into the septic tank to perform the animal rescue.

Besides having his fur covered in muck, the dog appears to be in good health after being examined at the Johnson-McKee Animal Hospital. He is now resting comfortably with a foster family while his owner is being located.

Animals that are often rescued are taken to shelters or hospitals where they are examined and their owners are located. Those who do not have an owner are put up for adoption, in order to find a loving home.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19831207-ADNFCR
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