IWPC's Rescue Mission for Oscar the Dog

During the initial inspection and cleaning of a 20-inch diameter sewer pipeline, an IWPC crew member heard barking from a manhole entry point. What they found was a wounded, wet, and scared dog at the bottom of the 14ft drop. The crew moved to action and rescued him to safety through the entry point using a lassoed lanyard. While cleaning him off, they immediately called local authorities for assistance.

Fast forward 30 days. Oscar, named by the Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC), is recovering with medically trained foster care from his first surgery. He has nine screws in his leg and is going to need additional care to nurse him back to health.

Upon hearing the story circulated through the IPR team, one of our General Managers Jeremy Recklein, and his wife, Courtney Recklein, wanted to help. Already parents to 3 girls, 1 boy and 2 other dogs, they decided to adopt Oscar and bring him into their loving home. Jeremy and his wife are already heroes in our book, but we couldn't let this story go unheard so we decided to use our platform to help.

The Reckleins are currently sponsoring a GoFundMe page to help pay for Oscar's surgery expenses! Any and all additional funds will be donated to the Friends of DACC, where they will be used to help other dogs. Please share this post and donate if you can.

For more information about Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control, visit https://www.friendsofdacc.org/


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