Firefighters battle to save dog trapped in storm drain

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CLIFTON, Colo. A dog fell into a storm drain in Clifton.

Around 4:30 p.m., the Clifton Fire Department responded to an animal rescue. A dog became stuck in a storm drain two hours prior to firefighters being called.

Despite their best efforts, the dog was unable to be saved. After the animal did not show any signs of life, the owner decided to stop all rescue operations.

Officials want to remind pet owners to keep animals on a leash and to call professionals for assistance and not try to rescue the animal yourself.

Yesterday, a pet owner in California was struck and killed by a train after he tried to protect his dog from running toward a speeding train. The dog was not on a leash.

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