Emergency services and the mayor’s office were alerted to a peculiar incident in the capital on Thursday 12 July.
Lured by frantic barking and howling, commuters and other business owners on the intersection of Coral and Maryanne Street in Castries helplessly observed a city dog trapped in a small drain beneath the road.
Passersby suspect the pooch was pregnant and sought refuge in the narrow drain to house her pups. The dog was unable to crawl out from the drain and remained stuck on its side when our cameras arrived.
One man said he called the Fire Department but was told a lack of resources hindered a prompt response.
Concerns about the dog’s safety are growing. Heavy rains could flood the drain. Moreover, temperatures can soar above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the capital.
It is unclear what rescue methods can be applied to safely extract the trapped dog. No other pups have been found in the drain.