ESCANABA - A puppy recently found trapped in a storm sewer in Escanaba is available for adoption at the Delta Animal Shelter.
The tan and white pit-bull-mix female was brought to the shelter earlier this month after it was rescued from a storm drain in the south part of town one night, according to Escanaba Public Safety.
Around 10:30 p.m. on June 3, someone was walking in the area and heard the dog whining. After the person realized the animal was stuck in the curbside storm sewer, the individual notified police, according to the incident report.
“Biscuit,” a four-month-old pit-bull-mix, recently takes a nap at the Delta Animal Shelter. The puppy was found stuck in a storm sewer in Escanaba earlier this month. (Delta Animal Shelter photo)
Public Safety Officer Eric Willour was on the nightshift and responded to the call near South 18th Street and South 6th Avenue. He and the caller removed the metal plate and rescued the puppy which was transported to the shelter.
"She's a sweetheart," said Sue Gartland, shelter manager. "She is a sweet lovable puppy."
The puppy has been in a foster home and was expected to be brought back to the shelter today where it is available for adoption, she added.
The dog had no collar and is estimated to be about four months old, said Gartland. The puppy is in good health and is already spayed. Shelter volunteers named her "Biscuit."
Anyone interested in adopting the puppy or other animals at the shelter, can call (906) 789-0230 or stop by the shelter at 6685 N.75 Dr. in Wells Township during open hours.
Attempts by the Daily Press to contact the person who found the dog were unsuccessful.