A San Diego Animal Control Officer rescued a dog stuck in a storm drain in Lakeside.
A couple reported seeing the white dog go into the storm drain along El Monte Road near Lake Jennings Park Road Tuesday night.
Officer Lorie Schwar with the San Diego Department of Animal Services responded, and says it was a difficult rescue.
Schwar says the two-year-old male pit bull was in pretty bad shape. She says it's possible the dog was hit by a car or got into a fight with another dog or wildlife. He's recovering at the Bonita Animal Shelter.
The dog did not have a microchip and was not neutered. County animal officials are asking the owner to come forward and claim the dog. If no owner is found, the dog will be put up for adoption once he heals.
Donations to help injured and sick animals regain their health through surgery, medicine and follow-up care can be made to the Spirit Medical Fund.