Firefighters thought they rescued eight 'puppies'. Only later they realized they were mistaken

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 24, 2018
05:53 P.M.
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The firefighters received a call about the eight puppies trapped in a storm drain. Little did they know that the puppies turned out to be something else.


In March 2018, the Colorado Springs Fire Department's firefighters were called out to pull puppies from a storm drain, as reported by Shared.

Because firefighters are also willing to risk their lives for animals, they immediately responded to the call and went to the scene.

However, the firefighters were surprised when they learned that they were actually going to rescue red foxes.

Brian Vaughan, the Fire Captain, said that they thought they were going to save black Labrador puppies that were being dumped by their owner during that time.


At least eight of the little babies were pulled out from the storm drain by a firefighter. Then he carefully put them in a shirt. The rescue was captured on video.

It took 20 minutes for the firefighters to rescue the poor animals. When they brought them to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, they found out that they weren't dogs at all.

“They took them to the shelter and actually one of the vets in that location said, ‘No, these aren’t Labradors, these are foxes,'" Brian explained. He added that all of them were shocked.

As it turned out, foxes aren’t uncommon in that area of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.


The foxes are still at the Humane Society. The officials, however, have no idea what will happen to them next.

They thought that the best thing to do is to reunite them with their mother. The problem is, they would have to find her first.

According to Animal Channel, foxes, also known as kits, are usually born between March and May.

“This time of year there are a lot of animals that are starting to have their young, and they have them in small dens that are places that we can encounter when we’re recreating in the outdoors like we like to do,” said Travis Sauder, the Colorado Parks, and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager.