VIDEO: Cocoa Police, BCFR Team Up To Rescue Dogs Trapped In Sewer

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UPDATE:OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS HELP RESCUE DOGS STUCK IN SEWERAn officer out on a routine patrol ended up finding a trio of stranded dogs in need of rescue. At approximately 7:45 a.m. Tuesday Officer Matt Rush was driving by the 2800 block of West King Street near the Chevy dealership when he heard dogs barking as if they were in distress. When he stopped to investigate he found three dogs inside the sewer drain on the eastbound side of the highway. Officer Rush called dispatch for animal control officers to respond and assist. Once on scene they realized the storm grate needed to be removed so they called for Cocoa Fire Rescue to respond. Firefighters were able to pry open the storm grate and the dogs were safely removed and turned over to Brevard County Animal Services. “My first thought was how in the world did they get in there and how did I manage to hear them,” Officer Rush said. “I think they may have gotten in from a manhole across the street. It appears they dug their way in and then got stuck. Fortunately they came out in good shape.” It is not known how long the dogs were trapped or if they belonged to someone. Brevard County Animal Services is now caring for the dogs at the south shelter while attempting to find the owners.Cocoa Officers along with Cocoa Fire and Brevard County Animal Control are currently working a scene with three pit bull dogs trapped in a sewer. Traffic on S.R 520 eastbound in front of Bob Steele Chevrolet is at a slow place.

Posted by Cocoa Police Department on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ABOVE VIDEO: Cocoa Police and Brevard Fire Rescue Team Up To Rescue Dogs From Sewer. (Cocoa police video)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A Cocoa police officer out on a routine patrol ended up finding a trio of stranded pit bulls in need of rescue.

At around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Matt Rush was driving by the 2800 block of West King Street near the Chevy dealership when he heard dogs barking as if they were in distress.

When he stopped to investigate he found three dogs inside the sewer drain on the eastbound side of the highway.

Officer Rush called dispatch for animal control officers to respond and assist. Once on scene, they realized the storm grate needed to be removed so they called for Cocoa Fire Rescue to respond.

Firefighters were able to pry open the storm grate and the dogs were safely removed and turned over to Brevard County Animal Services.

“My first thought was how in the world did they get in there and how did I manage to hear them,” Officer Rush said.

“I think they may have gotten in from a manhole across the street. It appears they dug their way in and then got stuck. Fortunately, they came out in good shape.”

It is not known how long the dogs were trapped or if they belonged to someone.

Brevard County Animal Services is now caring for the dogs at the south shelter while attempting to find the owners.

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ABOVE MAP: At around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday Cocoa police officer Matt Rush was driving by the 2800 block of West King Street near the Chevy dealership when he heard dogs barking as if they were in distress.


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