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West Virginia Dalmatian Freed From Underground Drain

Joy  |  Aug 24th 2007


Thanks to Tina L.D. for barking over this story from and link to the Huffington Post which featured it.

Dog trapped underground in a storm drain for four days has been rescued.

Listen carefully, and you’ll hear a grown man cry: Tears of triumph over tragedy. Finding his buried dog: alive.

This is a story of sheer perseverance! It could have had a completely different ending. The threat of a cave in, after heavy rain, was very real!

Alex the Dalmation was trapped 15 feet underground in an old storm drain. He crawled in to cool offand got stuck.

A danger, not only to the trapped dog, but it’s owner: who had been digging for days to try and free Alex. A friend with a backhoe came to help, inching dangerously close. It’s giant, iron claw capable of ripping the animal in half. A hole large enough to swallow this ladder whole and everyone and everything in it.

That was the thing we had to whisper a little prayer for last night, because these dogs get to be like part of the family.

But after 4 days of searching and two days of digging, Alex, was free.

Follow this link to read the rest of the article and watch the video.

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