Pooch freed after paw gets stuck in drain

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) - September 30, 2008

The tiny dog created a big fuss when one of her rear paws got stuck in a kitchen sink drain at her owner's Homer City home Sunday night.

Ruth Gallagher says her daughter was bathing Chalupa when the pooch became stuck. They tried liquid soap, cooking oil and ice to no avail before calling the fire department.

Homer City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeff Sisko says firefighters disassembled the plumbing under the sink and had to use tin snips to complete the 30-minute rescue.

Chalupa appears none the worse for the ordeal, but Gallagher says she's got to find a plumber to put the sink together.

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