Dog trapped under house rescued by Pasadena police

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Friday, August 14, 2015
A Pasadena police officer poses with the rescued German Shepherd
A Pasadena police officer works to locate a German Shepherd trapped under a house this week
Pasadena police move into action to rescue a German Shepherd trapped under a house
Pasadena police locate the German Shepherd trapped under the  house
A Pasadena police officer works to finally free the German Shepherd from under the house
Pasadena police shared the message on Facebook with this photo montage
A Pasadena police officer poses with the rescued German Shepherd
Pasadena Police Department

PASADENA, TX (KTRK) -- A dog trapped under a house in Pasadena was rescued this week by police who had to cut through floorboards to reach the overheated pup.

The Pasadena Police Department says on its Facebook page that it all happened while two officers were out on patrol and were flagged down by a homeowner in distress. The man told them his 125-pound German Shepherd was under the house, too weak to come out after it had crawled under to escape the heat.

Though Officer J. Salazar and the homeowner were able to see the dog under the house, they couldn't reach him. Instead, officers had to cut a hole in the house's floors with a chainsaw to pull out the overheated dog.

The police department said of the rescue, "The dog was very weak and in shock, but after being cooled down with a water hose, he was back to normal!"

The homeowner's name and the dog's have not been released.