Dachshund ‘Tilly’ rescued from storm sewer

Submitted Photo From the left, Mark Espe holding Tilly, Animal Control Officer Tanya Mendelsohn and Charity Henry.

Tilly, a 17-year-old dachshund, was rescued today from storm sewer in Minot.

According to Minot Police,

Minot Central Dispatch received a telephone report at 12:39 p.m. today of a dog stuck in a storm sewer, barking in apparent distress near the intersection of 23rd Street NW and Eighth Avenue NW. Animal Control Officer Tanya Mendelsohn responded to the scene and remembered that a 17-year-old dachshund named Tilly had been reported missing by Charrity Harvey from a residence in the area since about 11 p.m. the night before.

Mendelsohn called for assistance from the Street Department after hearing barking from the storm sewer but not seeing the animal.

Mark Espe with the Street Department removed the storm grate and was able to locate Tilly and return her to Harvey who Mendelsohn had called to the location, suspecting the trapped dog was hers.

Thanks to the report and actions of Tanya and Mark, Tilly was reunited with her owner!