Sacto 9-1-1
April 24, 2013
Elk Grove police and fire team up to rescue dog from storm drain

Elk Grove police and fire personnel pulled a small dog from a storm drain this morning using an air hose to move the little pooch along.

Emergency officials were called to the area of Bond and Brandshaw roads where the dog had somehow gotten into an underground storm drain and then apparently couldn't figure how to get out.

Pressurized air was sprayed into the pipe where the dog was located, which caused the dog to walk underground to a spot where rescue crew members above ground had taken off a storm drain grate.

When the dog poked its head into the grate area, a police officer placed a loop at the end of a pole around the dog's neck and a gloved firefighter from the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department reached down to pull the furry critter above ground.

"He appeared to be a stray because his hair was in pretty bad shape," said Fire chief Tracey Hansen.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian, although he appeared to be fine.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter