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A beagle who went missing in Sentosa on June 12 was found two days later in a drain along Imbiah Walk and rescued by a couple while longboarding on the island.
A video uploaded to TikTok by user @nqbah_que, who goes by the name Que, detailed the rescue attempt and the dog’s heartwarming reunion with its owners.
Dog runs away after being spooked by fireworks at beach
The dog, a one-year-old beagle named Lady, apparently got scared and ran away after fireworks erupted on the beach.
The harness she was wearing also broke in the process, its owner said in a Facebook post.
After her disappearance, her family spent “hours” searching for Lady in Sentosa during the two days of her disappearance, to no avail.
At one point – on the advice of an “animal communicator” who told them that Lady was sitting and hiding near a large tree in the forest – they even organized a mass search party to search for Lady in a “very dense forest” in Sentosa, according to another of Lady’s owners named Eric Chia.
Luckily, the search party was not needed as she was found a day before Que and his girlfriend’s planned hike to Sentosa.
A couple lures their dog out of hiding with treats
During several comments on her TikTok video, Que wrote that the couple saw a woman trying to lift a drain grate.
They stopped to help the woman open the grill and saw Lady, who looked “traumatized and hungry”.
Que’s girlfriend had prepared dog treats and a leash before visiting Sentosa, as she knew there was a lost dog on the island.
She threw the treats at Lady, who quickly ate them.
They also tried to maintain a sense of calm so the dog would not run away again.
Que wrote that Lady’s owner was contacted via a Telegram group for lost and found animals and they immediately rushed in.
Once there, the owner went down the drain and used a leash Que’s girlfriend had brought to save Lady.
Finally reunited, the dog receives scratches and hugs
The pup received numerous head scratches and hugs during its rescue.
Chia wrote on Facebook that he took Lady to see a vet after the ordeal.
Apart from an increased sensitivity to sounds, Lady comes out relatively unscathed.
She was prescribed a cleansing solution, soothing pills and antiseptic cream for her minor injuries.
“All good,” Chia wrote.
Top photo via @nqbah_que/TikTok and Eric Chia/Facebook