BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — First responders in Mississippi County made a new furry friend recently when a puppy’s distress call led to a collaborative rescue effort by the Blytheville Police Department and the Blytheville Fire Department.
At around 3:30 p.m. August 25, police were alerted to a puppy stuck in a storm drain on the 500 Block of 8th St. Upon arrival, officers quickly realized that additional assistance was required.
The Blytheville Fire Department responded promptly to assess the drain and managed to safely extricate the trapped puppy, lending a helping hand to both the animal and the attending officers.
In a statement, the Blytheville Police Department expressed their gratitude to the fire department, emphasizing that help is “always just a phone call away.”
There was no word on who ended up taking the puppy. Several of the first responders are seen in photos being friendly to the small dog, even offering him a drink. One comment on the original social media post suggested he be made the fire house dog.