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Friday, Jul 29, 2016
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London puppy flushed down toilet, survives

LONDON - A British pup had a narrow flush with disaster after its 4-year-old master decided to give it a bath in the toilet. Daniel Blair was quoted as telling Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid that he tried to clean the muddy 1-week-old cocker spaniel because it was muddy, and he flushed it down the drain. His mother, Alison, was quoted as saying she thought the dog was dead, but a drainage firm was able to locate the beleaguered animal in a pipe 20 yards away from the house using specialist camera gear. Pictures of the wet, frightened-looking puppy trapped in a pipe were posted to the firm Dyno-Rod's Web site and broadcast on British television Monday . The company says the dog is now fine.