Dog rescued after getting stuck under garage floor

Lakeland terrier Bailey was saved from under concrete at a Glasgow garage.

Dog rescued after getting stuck under garage floor Scottish SPCA

A dog has been rescued after getting stuck in a hole under a Glasgow garage.

Lakeland terrier Bailey was saved from under concrete after a joint effort from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish SPCA and a drainage company.

Emergency services attended the scene on Drakemire Drive, Castlemilk, after the dog’s owners heard barking coming from under the floor of Drakemire Tyres garage.

However, as a team tried to reach the Lakeland terrier he went silent.

A specialist urban search and rescue (USAR) team were then called and used ultra-sensitive microphones to pinpoint Bailey’s exact location.

Drain Tek, a drainage company that serves the central belt, also assisted by using a fibre optic camera to investigate the hole to see if Bailey could be seen.

The Scottish SPCA’s animal rescue officer Amy Stirton said, “We are so pleased that through this collaborative rescue, Bailey was successfully rescued with just a few minor scrapes. He is now back with his very relieved family.

“George and Mark from Drain Tek located Bailey with specialist equipment and were able to enlarge the access to get him out.

“We would also like to thank Peter from Drakemyre Tyres who gave us access to his garage on a Sunday.

“And, of course, we are so thankful to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and USAR.”

Owners Ian Latter and family told of their relief to get him back.

Ian said: “Bailey is a family dog and he is very special so we were very worried when he went missing.

“The whole family was out looking for him. When we realised he was under the garage, we contacted the fire service who were amazing.

“We are so pleased with the outcome. Everyone who attended, the fire service and USAR, Drain Tek and the Scottish SPCA were all determined to get Bailey out and were not for giving up. We are so grateful to all involved.

“Hopefully Bailey will know better than to dash off down a hole in the future and we will be keeping a close eye on him!”