W.Pa. Pooch Freed After Paw Gets Stuck In Drain

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) Chalupa the Chihuahua may understandably be a little bath shy in the future. The tiny dog created a big fuss when one of her rear paws got stuck in a kitchen sink drain at her owner's Homer City home Sunday night.

Ruth Gallagher said her daughter was bathing Chalupa when the pooch became stuck. They tried liquid soap, cooking oil and ice to no avail before calling the fire department.

Homer City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeff Sisko said firefighters disassembled the plumbing under the sink and had to use tin snips to complete the 30-minute rescue.

Chalupa appears none the worse for the ordeal, but Gallagher said she's got to find a plumber to put the sink together.

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Information from: The Indiana Gazette, http://www.indianagazette.com

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