Doggie drain drama

WHEN tiny Nancy took a tumble this week, her misfortune sparked a minor emergency.

You see, Nancy, pictured above, is a 14-week-old chihuahua-miniature fox terrier cross.

She's as cute as a button and affectionate to boot.

But at 3.30pm on Tuesday, she bit off more than she could chew.

Nancy was riding in the car with her doting family Pauline Morrow and her two children, Malakai, 3, and Charlie, 18 months.

They pulled up in Beryl Street to visit relatives, but all hell broke loose when the car door opened.

Nancy, according to Pauline, 'rolled out like a peanut'.

"I tried to grab her, but it was too late. She fell into the drain," Pauline said.

Panic set in as anxious family and friends set about trying to rescue the little pooch.

They even contacted 000.

An agonising 20 minutes passed it probably felt like an eternity before Nancy was whisked from her entrapment, thanks to some quick-thinking neighbours who had fetched spades to dig open the drain cover.

As it turned out, the services of the police were not needed they arrived at the scene just as Nancy was freed.

Luckily, Nancy came through her ordeal unscathed, but she won't be allowed to stray too far from now on.



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