Saturday, July 20, 2024

A Dog Stuck in a Willits Storm Drain—Police Officer Basurto Saves the Day!


The following is a press release issued by the Willits Police Department:

On April 13, 2023, Officer Basurto responded to a dog stuck inside a storm drain in the 1700 Block of Baechtel Road. Upon arrival, Officer Basurto located Ky, a Yellow Lab, stuck inside the storm drain with only enough room for its muzzle to be seen. With tools provided by bystanders, Officer Basurto was able to remove the concrete lid (weighing about 80 pounds). Freeing the pup which was held at the Police Department until its owners were located and retrieved it. Thank you to the observant citizens that called as well as those who assisted by providing tools and physical help with freeing the dog! Working together we can all make a difference in our communities! 

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  1. Way to go, officer Basurto!!! You and those who helped rescue the sweet pup ? are heroes. What a beautiful outcome. How on earth did he get in there? I’m so ? proud of you.


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