Workers dive into drains to search for trapped dog

CORDOVA, Tenn. — Three days and several hours of man power were used to find a dog who may or may not be there.

People who live in Cordova put the call out to the city and local businesses to save the dog.

“It sounded like happy, frantic, ‘I want out of here,'” Lorie Beville said.

Beville knows what she heard.

“We did hear a dog barking,” she said.

The worried neighbor isn’t stopping until she gets help.

Greenway Home Services heard the call and said help was on the way.

“I got our lead plumber out here with the camera and we were going to run cameras through the line,” Barney Bienz said. “We’ve been down in the man hole.”

The company seems to have a soft spot for animals. WREG shot video of them rescuing a cat from a pipe two years ago.

On Friday, the city was not far behind them to look for the dog.

“We coordinated with drain maintenance. The director came out, the deputy director. We definitely had the Aries cameras down in the drains,” Sian Crouther, with Memphis Animal Services, said.

Greenway and MAS went down into the pipes, but neither of them found anything.

“From the footage of the camera, it just showed that there were no canines in the drainage system. And it just appears that there were just some type of frogs or something that were amplified by the pipes,” Crouther said.

“I think they’re too willing to bush it off because of the expense and the man hours having to be out here,” Beville said.

Neighbors and Greenway workers remained on the scene longer to continue the search.

“I’m not sure. I’m not willing to leave a dog in there if it is one. So we’re still trying to locate it,” Bienz said.

WREG stuck cameras down the drain to see what we would hear or see, and it sounded nothing like a dog or frog.

MAS said even though they did not find anything, they take every call seriously.


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