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VIDEO: Crews rescue puppy from drain pipe

MCFARLAND, Calif. – A puppy is being treated at an animal shelter after getting stuck in a drain pipe.

On Wednesday fire crews along with animal service cleared out the pipe, but the puppy was too scared to come out until Thursday morning.

Rescue crews say a passerby heard the dog whimpering and called for help.

Crews were able to clear mud and debris from the pipe, allowing the dog to get out, but all the puppy did was peek out, and go back in.

To get the dog to come out, crews set traps with chicken and pastrami, hoping the dog would give in.

When the puppy finally came out, animal control officers gave it some much-needed attention.

Animal control staff named the small Australian Sheppard “Piper” in honor of the way she was found.

Shelter staff say the puppy is in good health and will be put up for adoption in about a month.