The video shows rescuers carefully removing a dog from an underground sewer pipe in North Dakota.

The video shows rescuers carefully removing a dog from an underground sewer pipe in North Dakota.

Screenshot from West Fargo Fire Department on Facebook

Rescuers painstakingly remove dirt from a storm drain pipe until a dog’s dirty, muddy head is exposed, video from North Dakota shows

“Bentley, right there, mate,” a says a crew member as one of them puts an oxygen mask on the dog’s face.

Around 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, West Fargo Fire Rescue responded to a report of a dog stuck in a storm drain pipe, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Dog, a A 13-year-old Shetland sheepdog named Bentleyfell into an uncovered storm sewer, Inforum reports.

Gloria Shipman, who took care of the dog, told the publication that Bentley is a medical animal for her daughter.

“As it happened, Bentley and I made visual contact,” she told the publication about the rescue operation. “The helpless look on his face, I can’t describe it in any other way than him saying to me, ‘Help me,’ and I couldn’t.”

After emergency responders arrived at the scene, they listened to Bentley’s breathing to locate him in the chimney, according to the fire department. They also asked the West Fargo Department of Public Works for help.

West Fargo is about 190 miles east of Bismarck.

Crews worked to dig out the pipe, and once they saw it, they slowly began pulling the Bentley to safety.

“There is no need to rush here,” says one of the rescuers in the video.

Operation took about three hoursaccording to Yahoo News.

In the background, Shipman can be heard saying, “Good boy, Bentley. Hello, Bentley.” The rescuer then picks up the disheveled dog and carries him out of the hole before handing him to another crew member standing by with a towel.

“Hello dear. Oh Bentley,” Shipman says as the rescuer hands her the Bentley.

Madeleine List is a reporter for McClatchy National Real-Time. She has reported for the Cape Cod Times and the Providence Journal.