Thrissur: A dog was recently trapped in a hole on the compound wall of a car godown on Vadakkumuri Road in Manali, Amballur. With its head and body stuck on either side of the wall, the dog was finally rescued by some animal lovers.
The wall was brought down last year by the floods. When it was rebuilt, a pipe was inserted in it to enable the easy outflow of water. The dog got itself stuck inside this pipe.
3am. The dog whines abnormally. A local, Dheeraj, realised the animal’s plight first. Though many passed by, no one cared to help. Dheeraj called a friend and health inspector, Abdul Rasaq. Rasaq brings along a friend Vinish.
7am. Abdul and Vinish try to set the dog free. They fail.
7.15am. Abdul and Vinish call fire force, but they decline to help considering the frivolous nature of the rescue.
7.30am. Abdul and Vinish plan to break the wall to rescue the animal. They seek the nod of owners, Chaldean Syrian Church authorities. They give a go-ahead to the rescue team. The duo decides to rent a concrete cutter from a shop. Shopkeeper asks them to wait until 8 am to open the store.
7.45 am. The two make one last attempt to free the dog themselves. They pull the skin of its neck back and slowly frees its entire head.
Once outside the hole-in-the-wall, the dog spins a couple of times on the floor and shoots off the scene. Abdul and Vinish go to work as usual.