When doggie parent John Huy’s four-legged best friend Taz disappeared into a river during a storm, he and a bystander jumped in to try to save the 100-pound Lab mix only to find that they couldn’t do it without the help of Kansas firefighters. After two and a half hours of using sledgehammers to break through the concrete, firefighters almost lost hope until one of them spotted the pooch’s snout through one of the openings they made. Quickly, the life savers cut a hole with a power saw and pulled out the trapped dog. Huy and Taz were reunited at last and are both ever grateful to have each other back.
Photojournalist Travis Heying tweeted photos of the rescue in real-time as it happened.
Millions of dogs are being rescued, just like Taz, with the help of home dog boarding. With services like DogVacay, the days of the kennels are over and dogs are instead given the alternative of staying in a loving home while their doggy parents are away.
*Photo Courtesy Jalopnik via Travis Heying