Dog pulled from sewer: Chicago Fire Department Dog Sewer

Published: June 21, 2015

Dog pulled from sewer: Chicago Fire Department Dog Sewer, Theo, a large pit bull, was “scared and shaking” but “happy to be out” after plunging about 10 feet down a sludge-filled sewer and being rescued by a firefighter Friday, authorities said.

The 90-pound, 3-year-old pooch was being walked by his owner about 12:45 p.m. in the Near West Side neighborhood where sewer crews were doing some work.

But the cover of a nearby sewer had been removed, and Theo fell “down to the bottom,” of it, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. “It was a pretty long way.”

Luckily, the accident happened across the street from Engine 103’s firehouse at 25 S. Laflin St. as crews were rounding the corner returning from a medical run.

Theo is a regular at the station who likes to visit his “buddy,” Freckles, the resident firehouse dog. Theo was walking slowly behind his owner because the firefighters at 103 usually give out “doggy treats,’’ said Lt. Kenneth Trotter, who was on the engine pulling up. “They know they get treats over here.”

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