A flush with death

A four year old boy from Britain is in the dog house after he accidentally flushed his dirty puppy down the toilet in an attempt to clean the mucky mutt.

The week old cocker spaniel had become muddy in the garden and the young boy had attempted to clean him in the toilet before he was flushed into a sewage pipe 20 metres from the house.

Fire fighters and animal welfare officers were unable to rescue the puppy and it was left to a local plumber to use his drainage rods to push the pup to safety.

The puppy is now well and has been named Dyno, after the plumbing company who saved him.