2 Dogs Caught in Jurupa Valley Storm Drain Get Rescued by County Officers, Firefighters

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Two dogs that got caught in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley were rescued by animal control officers with the help of county firefighters Friday.

One of two dogs stuck in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley is rescued on Feb. 12, 2016. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

One of two dogs stuck in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley is rescued on Feb. 12, 2016. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

The dogs — a 2-year-old Doberman pinscher mix and a 3-year-old Doberman — were reported by a manager at a Motel 6 in the 6800 block of Valley Way, according to spokesman John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

She called the department around 10 a.m. after a lawn worker noticed the trapped pooches, Welsh said.

Two animal control officers were able to get the first dog out in about 10 minutes, and Riverside County Fire Department firefighters removed a metal grate to gain access to the second dog, Welsh said.

Both animals are “fine” but will get a full exam at the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.

It wasn’t clear how the two dogs, both females, got into the storm drain.

Anyone who saw “anything suspicious” related to how the dogs got into the story drain was asked to e-mail the animal services department at shelterinfo@rcdas.org.

One of two dogs stuck in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley is rescued on Feb. 12, 2016. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

One of two dogs stuck in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley is rescued on Feb. 12, 2016. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

One of two dogs stuck in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley is rescued on Feb. 12, 2016. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

One of two dogs stuck in a storm drain in Jurupa Valley is rescued on Feb. 12, 2016. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)