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Tulsa firefighters rescue dog from a storm drain

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 23:40:51-05

TULSA, Okla. — It was tears all around.

A dog is reunited with it's owner after firefighters dug it out and rescued it from a storm drain.

Ruby got stuck underground near North Gilcrease Museum Road and West Apache Street.

Just before 6 p.m., Tulsa fire crews were called in to help find the 90-pound Pyrenees pup.

They were able to see Ruby, who was 52-feet from the curb, so they started digging by hand.

Then a water and sewer crew that was working Wednesday brought over heavy equipment to dig up the area so crews could reach the dog.

"Our mission is to save lives and property and this dog is a life," said Capt. Mike Burgess with the Tulsa Fire Department. "We are just happy we are able to reunite it with her grateful owner."

It took them about two hours to free Ruby from the storm drain.

As you can imagine, the owner was thrilled.

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