Hank the hound dog gave two Douglas county road workers a big wet thank you.
Hank had been discovered inside a manhole. His owner Rev. David Bond believes the dog had been trapped there for seven days.
Workers Ray Schutt and George Bergstrom were checking snow plow damage on drains near 195th and Fort.
Bergstrom said he was tapping on the concrete top looking for a cover when he heard the dog howl. Bergstrom said, “He let out a yell that sounded like a bull elk.”
The two workers pulled out the dog and call owner David Bond whose phone number was on the collar.
Bond said that Hank and a companion dog had escaped his backyard in Elkhorn. He believes they chased raccoons down a broken man hole. The smaller female could get out but Hank likely got stuck and made his way about 100 feet to the drain collector.
That’s where the two workers found him.
The other dog had been located by a passerby a week ago and Bond had been searching the area for Hank ever since.
Bond said, “I had a lot of people praying that Hank would be found.”
The two county workers can’t accept a reward. Bond said he’ll donate $100 in their names to Faith Missions International. This is an Omaha based missionary organization. They currently have an orphanage of over 50 children in Haiti.