Dog rescued from reservoir

Alumni dog reunited with family after being rescued by MUD officials, Animal Control

Dog rescued from reservoir

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | NHS Staff

We want to send a HUGE “round of a-paws” to Metropolitan Utilities District for rescuing a dog who fell into a 14-million-gallon reservoir at 9100 Pershing Drive last night. 

Officials made the decision to wait until daylight to lift Cash from the pit, as lack of visibility and slick conditions within would've made the nighttime rescue a challenge. A security team watched over the NHS alumni dog throughout the evening to help ensure his safety.

Fast forward to this morning, when Nebraska Humane Society officials – including Animal Control Officer Greg Williams and Mark Langan, VP of Field Operations – met MUD officials Brian Smith, Ron Henkle and Joe Ziska on the scene to assist MUD in lifting Cash from the reservoir. The rescue took more than an hour and several pieces of beef jerky.

After being lifted to safety, Cash was reunited with his owners, Bridgette and Paul Hinsley. Cash has a few scrapes, but is otherwise a healthy and injury-free dog! Special shout out to Animal Control Officer Sonja Rowland – who responded to the call last night – and Dispatcher Ann Buckley, who took the first call. Both did a fantastic job in comforting Cash’s frantic owners when they learned Cash would be spending the night in the reservoir. 

Additional Coverage

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