Goldfish survives being flushed down lavatory and is rescued from sewage plant
A goldfish which survived being flushed down the lavatory is enjoying a new lease of life today after being rescued from a sewage plant near East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire.
Worker Jake Huey noticed the fish flailing on a mesh filtering screen he was cleaning at the Scottish Water site.
He picked it up and rushed to the treatment building, where he put it in water in an emergency tank.
The fish, nicknamed Pooh, is now being looked after at the Philipshill Waste Water Treatment Works until a new home can be found for it.
Mr Huey said: ”Obviously someone thought their pet was on its last legs and flushed it down the toilet, which obviously we wouldn’t advise.
Everytime I think of goldfish, I think of the show Diff’rent Strokes because Arnold had a black goldfish name Abraham.