Dog Survives Coyote Attack and Storm Drain Saga in One Drama-Filled Morning

Ever had a day where you wished you’d just stayed in bed? There’s little doubt Sparky would like to call his Saturday a do-over.

Sparky seemed in good shape as firefighters freed him from the drain. (Photo: OCFD)
Sparky seemed in good shape as firefighters freed him from the drain. (Photo: OCFD)

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If Sparky were a cat, he’d have used up two of his nine lives. He’s not, though, so we’ll just call him lucky two times over.

Orange County firefighters freed the small pup from a storm drain Saturday morning, per NBC Los Angeles, where it had taken shelter following a coyote attack.

A neighbor reported seeing a coyote around 6:30 am. To her horror, the animal had Sparky in its mouth.

She said she shooed the coyote, frightening it in the hope that Sparky could make a break for it. When the animal dropped him, said Captain William Lackey of the Orange County Fire Department, a terrified Sparky sought refuge in the drain where the coyote was too big to reach him and gave up.

Sparky post-rescue, safe in the arms of his family. (Photo: OCFD)
Sparky post-rescue, safe in the arms of his family. (Photo: OCFD)

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Sparky’s hiding place was so good, however, that rescuers needed to be called to free him.

He was reunited with happy owners and seemed no worse for the wear, but was taken to the vet to be looked over — just in case.

3 thoughts on “Dog Survives Coyote Attack and Storm Drain Saga in One Drama-Filled Morning

  1. How did the coyote get this little guy in the first place? Let me guess……the dog was LOOSE, not leashed & not being watched

  2. Why is a small dog loose at 6:30 am in Southern California? I just despair when I see a cat outside at night or a small dog alone in a yard. It’s like people don’t get it. I trust the owners will take better care of their dog.

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