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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.