Peoria crews rescue dog from storm canal; dog reunited with owners

Posted at 10:26 AM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 19:51:07-04

Peoria animal control and fire officials rescued a small dog from a flowing storm canal early Friday morning.

According to Peoria Fire-Medical officials, a passerby found a small black dog trapped in a storm canal near the Loop 101 and Bell Road.

The officer requested more assistance and called fire officials for help.

A firefighter was able to use a ladder to grab the dog, who was facing rising waters.

“What started as a trickle was at least six to eight inches of running water by the time we left the scene,” said Fire Captain Justin Gorospe.

Officials saw the dog was wearing a collar and he was able to be reunited with family after running away on Thursday night.