Rescuing an animal is such a precious thing to do, but it can be difficult as the animal might be stuck in a difficult-to-reach place, and it can not communicate with a human.
Sometimes the owners themself are not able to rescue them, and they turn to firefighters for help.
This exact thing happened last week when Brian Vaughan, a firefighter, received a call that said that 8 black puppies had been stuck in a drain well. The people who made the call were not the owners, but concerned citizens that thought the puppies were left there by their owners.
In a matter of 20 minutes all of the animals were rescued, and as they seemed to not be hurt, they were sent to the Humane Rescue Organisaton in the Pikes Peak Region as they were thought to be Labrador puppies, but in fact they appeared to not be black but red.
“One of the vets at the place said: ‘No, these are not labradors, they’re foxes,’” Vaughan told CBS in Denver.
Travis Sauder, the manager of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District explained to CBS4 that it is not uncommon for foxes to be found in the area since its surrounded by the Rocky Mountains.
“This time of year there are a lot of animals that are starting to have their young, and they have them in small dens that are places that we can encounter when we’re recreating in the outdoors like we like to do,” said Sauder.
He also said that they would take the foxes back to the pipe with hope that their mother would return for them.
“These animals are going to be put back where we found them hoping that the mother is still in the area and can pick up the normal duties like she would. If the mom’s not around anymore we can take them to a licensed re-hab,” he stated.
The people who called the firemen only had good intentions for the foxes that they thought were puppies, but in this case they might have taken them away from a place that theit mother might have left them to find them later.
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