MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is offering to pay for the rehabilitation and adoption of a male pit bull that was rescued from a drain pipe.
The Grizzlies say that Randolph offered to help after hearing the story of the pit bull, which was rescued after getting stuck 15 feet down the pipe in mid-July in Memphis.
The dog had been trapped in the pipe for two days. Animal welfare advocates said he would not have survived many more hours of entrapment.
Public works employees used a backhoe to break the pipe and remove the pit bull.
The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic after it was rescued.
Randolph, a pit bull advocate, has arranged for the dog to be cared for at Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans.