3 Rescued from Inescapable BasementAugust 8, 2016 | 5:25pm
The house is derelict, the address simply spray painted on the front. As I pulled up, there were about 10 guys hanging around, rap music beating. When I asked if one of them had called about the dog in the basement, a guy walked me over to the house and whistled. Instantly, we heard barking. I couldn't see the dog that was reported to be stuck in the basement, just that there was nothing left of the floor upstairs. If this is the way the dog somehow got into the house, there was no way to get out.
I moved around the side of the house and found a couple open basement windows. I made my way through the brush, and as soon as I got to the window the barking started up again. There wasn't just one dog though. There were three!
After letting me know they didn't really want me there, they retreated to a back room. This was a good time to call for another set of hands to help. And in the meantime, I would try to make friends with them with some Vienna Sausages.
Scott showed up, and we went to the basement to set a game plan. We all know how plans can change though, and this one did….two or three times! But persistence paid off, and finally we were lifting the last one out of the basement, through a window, and into the jeep.
Watch the rescue video here!
These three were exhausted. Once back at Stray Rescue, they fell asleep on the cool, clinic floor while they waited for their new apartment to be filled with blankets, fresh water and food.
We named them Fair Lady, Skyline and Lamborghini. Lamborghini is already in foster and has a big smile on his face in the pictures from his foster. Skyline and Fair Lady are still keeping each other company at the shelter and are waiting for their chance to go home.
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