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Santa Barbara County Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck In Underground Storm Drain For Days

There’s a happy ending to efforts to recue a lost dog which may have been stuck in a South Coast storm drain for two or three days.  If Sophie could talk, she’d have quite the story to tell.  The small two-year-old mixed breed dog wandered away from its Ellwood Beach home a month ago.

Then, Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli says that Wednesday afternoon, someone walked up to the Santa Barbara County Fire Station at UC Santa Barbara with a strange story.

They said they heard the sounds of a dog come from under Mesa Road.  Sophie was stuck in storm drain under Mesa Road.

Firefighters got the dog to go to one end of the underground storm drain, where one of them was waiting.  They scooped up Sophie, and brought her to the surface.  The dog is okay.

The owner had put up fliers in the area asking for help in finding Sophie, so it was easy to reunite them.