People.com Lifestyle Pets Fire Crews Work for 2 Hours to Free Deaf and Visually Impaired Dog Stuck in Drainage Pipe The dog emerged from the drainage pipe unharmed thanks to the St. Johns County Fire Rescue By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 22, 2021 04:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: St. Johns County Fire Rescue A dog is back above ground thanks to a Florida fire crew. According to a Facebook post from the St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR), several of their fire crews, along with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office (SJCSO), spent Saturday morning rescuing a deaf and visually impaired pooch for a drainage pipe. "SJCFR and SJCSO responded to a call of a dog stuck in a drainage pipe. The owner stated that their visually impaired and deaf dog mistakenly got out of the house and went missing. They located him inside the pipe and called for help," SJCFR wrote along with photos from the rescue. "Engine 14, Squad 4, and USAR 4 arrived and realized the dog was located in the center of the drainage pipe. The crews work for about two hours trying to free him," the fire rescue added. Photos from the rescue show the dog tucked deep inside the narrow pipe and the canine emerging from the dark hole to a small crowd of concerned firefighters. St. Johns County Fire Rescue According to SJCFR, the disabled dog was "scared and tired" after the incident but did not get injured during his time in the pipe. St. Johns County Fire Rescue "He was happy to be reunited with his family!" SJCFR wrote of what happened after the rescue. Lost Bulldog Found on Long Island Train Tracks Rescued in 'Act of Heroism' by Rail Road Crew SJCFR had a busy week saving animals. On Sunday, the fire rescue posted that a different crew helped a group of ducks over the weekend by pulling a lost ducking from a storm drain and reuniting the baby animal with its family.