It was a very happy ending for a 9-year-old girl in Montgomery County, TN, and her lovely and loyal dog, Cody.
“She’s the only dog I’ve ever had in my life and she’s a really good dog,” Alliyah McKay told local News Channel 5. “She would follow me everywhere and she would protect me and stuff like if I went outside she will follow me too.
Last week, however, Cody got herself stuck in a culvert while out carousing without her human best friend.
“When I first looked for her I was walking around and I was like, ‘Cody, Cody,’ and finally I heard her whimpering,” said Micki Fielder, the little girl’s grandmother.
After a brief search, Fielder discovered the 15-year-old pup trapped in a nearby drainage culvert.
“First, I really didn’t think it was a problem until I realize she was in there and it was really hard to pull out I started freaking out and I started crying a lot,” said McKay.
They decided to call the professionals in for help, dialing 9-1-1.
“The good Sheriff’s Deputies of Montgomery county came out and they worked and they worked,” said Fielder.
“We did the best we could just wear their hands and they had some Tupperware containers we used for scooping the dirt out,” said Brian Lynch, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Cody endured about a half hour or so of confinement before the rescue team got her free.
“With the limited tools we had and what they had it was difficult and it seem like it was going to take a lot longer than it did but we were able to get the dog out,” said Denis Bowles, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Little Aaliyah is now thankful beyond measure to have her best friend back.
“You guys did a really good job,” McKay told the police officers. “It was hard work, too.”
And thankfully, it won’t happen to Cody, or any other dog, again. Someone has since come by and placed large boulders in the drain to prevent this from happening in the future.