The canines were abandoned there to their own fate, but a Good Samaritan spotted the strays in time and came to their rescue.
The canal has high concrete walls that stopped the dogs from escaping on their own. While the dogs were trapped, the canal had low water levels, but the city expected strong rain storms and the woman rescuer feared the dogs would drown and be washed away.
For two days the woman tried to rescue the dogs on her own but was unsuccessful. That’s when she reached out to local rescue organization, Aprodea, for help.
According to El Diario, Aprodea used their Facebook page to recruit volunteers for the rescue mission. Alma Morfín, Aprodea’s director, said they hoped other neighbors would step up and help recover the canines.
The post stated that volunteers would need long ropes to easily exit the canal’s walls. It also informed those willing to help that the dogs were skittish and therefore the rescue effort would take some time.
Animal lovers answered the post immediately and the dogs were out of the canal and in the safety of Aprodea that same day.
A veterinarian was scheduled to examine the dogs the next morning and as soon as the dogs receive a clean bill of health they will be placed for adoption.