CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A local dog is home safe after getting stuck in a storm drain on Tuesday.

According to Kanawha County 911 dispatchers, the initial call came in around 4:20 p.m. regarding a dog stuck in a drain near a home in the 1200 block of Paula Road, which is across Corridor G from Eureka Road in Charleston.

The Charleston Fire Department responded and found the dog, named Emma, in the drain. Crews say they had to dig a wider hole, but were able to get Emma free from the drain unharmed.

Emma and her family were thrilled to be reunited. Her owner says he’s grateful to the crew who worked to save her.

“I am so grateful to the Charleston Fire Department, and I can’t believe how much work that they had to do, and all the tools they had to do in order to get deep down enough to be able to get a whole big enough to get down and cut the pipe,” said Emma’s owner Rich Bichoff. “They were very tender about getting her out, and I can’t thank them enough.”

Other than recovering from a few nervous moments, Emma’s family tells us she is doing well.