Master Deputy Sarah Hake of Charleston, South Carolina, would do anything to keep her community safe — furry members included!
In October, deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a storm drain, where Hake didn’t hesitate to crawl in headfirst. She had a sweet pet to save, after all.
Earlier that day, a dog had been spotted repeatedly running around and stopping at the drain. It didn’t take long for passersby to understand what the pup was trying to tell them.
Another dog was trapped inside, and Hake, a member of the Animal Control Unit, was happy to help! Because the concrete slab covering the drain was too heavy to lift, she decided to squeeze herself in.
“It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it,” the sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook. “And Master Deputy Sarah Hake is never shy about diving into such challenges.”
Once inside, she called the pup over before the two of them made their way out. We’re happy to share that while the dog was probably afraid, it wasn’t hurt!
Afterwards, both dogs were taken to the Charleston Animal Society — and Hake was hailed a hero by thousands, including her fellow deputies!
“We know climbing into a storm drain around Halloween can make some a little nervous, so we thank Deputy Hake for meeting this challenge for the sake of a four-legged friend,” they wrote.
Amazing work, Hake! Not everyone would be willing to take on this “dirty job,” so thank you for looking out for your furry neighbors. As one grateful citizen put it, this was “truly a heroic act of love towards man’s best friends.”
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