TULSA, Okla - Tulsa firefighters made an unusual rescue Monday, they helped save puppies out of an abandonded storm shelter in north Tulsa. The puppies are okay after being trapped for over an hour. Firefighters said the space the puppies were trapped in made it a diffcult rescue. "Well the puppies were in an abandoned storm shelter. We were trying to assess the situation to make sure it was even safe to send someone down there to get them," said RustyAnthamatten, a Tulsa firefighter. The owner told FOX23 the shelter entrance was covered, but not as well as they thought it was and the puppies were in the yard to get to their mother. The owners tried for over an hour to get the puppies, but eventually had to call for help. Firefighters said that's not too unusual. “You’d be surprised, we do make several runs a year on rescuing animals," said Anthamatten. It took a firefighter 20 minutes and they had to go seven feet into the space to get to the puppies, made more difficult because at some point someone filled the space with cement. Even though it was an unusual job, firefighters were glad they were there. "Whether it’s a person or an animal and we can help it makes you feel good to help them out," said Anthamatten. The owner said she was grateful the firefighters were able to help and made sure the hole was well covered after they left.