Costa Mesa Firefighters Rescue Dog With Paw Stuck in Bathtub Drain

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Costa Mesa firefighters rescued this little dog after its leg became stuck in a bathtub drain on July 21, 2015. (Credit: Costa Mesa Fire Department)

Personnel from the Costa Mesa Police Department were able to free a dog from a bathtub after its paw got stuck in the drain on Tuesday, fire officials said.

A crew was called out to a Costa Mesa residence in the early afternoon and discovered the trapped dog, according to a tweet from the Fire Department.

Forty minutes later, the three-member crew successfully freed the small white dog after carefully breaking apart the tub’s drain, officials said.

The dog was not injured.

“Sometimes it can be a ruff job,” the Fire Department wrote in a tongue-in-cheek post on its Facebook page.