#WyoStrong: FCSO sergeant’s quick action saves pup Thursday night

(Fremont County, WY) – Local hound dog, Woody, gave his family a scare last night after finagling his way into a drain pipe with no outlet. Wriggling his way into the pipe about 12 feet and out of the reach of his owners; they panicked and called neighbors and 911 for help.

“Donovan Detimore was here in minutes!” shared Woody’s owner Amanda Watts Schooner. “Mind you we live 20 minutes out of town. He quickly hatched a plan and was on the phone calling in the cavalry.”

h/t Amanda Watts Schooner

Detimore, a FCSO patrol sergeant, “phoned a friend with a backhoe, she arrived a short time later, along with Sherriff’s Deputy Gillette, followed by Midvale Fire Dept. They started digging.”

With Detimore at the helm in the backhoe, Amanda shared they thought the pup had already perished in the drain pipe, but “as soon as Donovan hit the pipe it startled him enough to get him to shimmy backward out of the pipe where my daughter was able to grab his legs and pull him out to safety.”

h/t Amanda Watts Schooner

“Donovan’s level head, quick action, and great plan saved our Woody boys’ life tonight!” she continued. “Along with Deputy Gillette, Kristina, Nancy and Les Wempen, and the Midvale Fire Dept. that dropped everything to come to our/his rescue. They are our heroes!”

h/t Amanda Watts Schooner

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