Trapped Underwater In Septic Tank, 2 Escaped Dogs Rescued By Miami-Dade Animal Services Employee – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Brenda and Bianca are a couple of happy dogs thanks to Yureisy Hernandez of Miami-Dade Animal Services.

She rescued the two after they escaped their garden and found themselves in a filthy mess.

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“This is a septic tank,” we hear Hernandez explain on a cell phone video showing the captured dogs. “The dogs are underwater in the septic tank,” she said.

They fell into a neighbor’s septic tank and could barely survive.

Pet parent Vanessa Cruz was desperately looking for them. They weren’t battered or collared. She finally found her in California thanks to her brother who saw her online at Miami-Dade Animal Services. “When I saw them and they saw me, they said, ‘Mom! ‘You were so happy to see me,’ said Vanessa.

It was not easy to make this reunion possible. “I’m not used to handling septic tanks,” Hernandez recalls.

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She had to get creative to get them out of the sewer. She used a ladder as a lever to lift the dogs out. “Luckily I was able to find the ladder that was there and use it to pry it out because if not I would have jumped in to try to get it out,” she said.

“This is beyond her job,” said Vanessa. “That goes beyond your job.”

Vanessa is relieved that her two dogs are now microchipped, and she is immensely grateful to Hernandez for making sure her dogs made it home.

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“I’d like to squeeze you,” Vanessa said to Hernandez. “But I can’t,” she said and virtually hugged. “Oh my god, thank you very much … I send you a lot of love.”

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