August 24th 2014 16:20
On August 15, 2014 a pit bull mix was rescued from a treatment plant sewage vault in North Richmond, California.
Using a harness and ropes, firefighters were able to hoist the dog out of the vault.
The vault is usually covered, but for whatever reason it wasn't when the female dog fell in.
If the firefighters of Contra Costa Fire hadn't saved the dog before the sewage water filled the vault, she would have drowned.
According to a spokesperson for Contra Costa Fire, the dog wasn't in too terrible shape and was taken to a shelter.