Man risked his life to save desperate dog who fell 80 feet into well

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A desperate dog was found swimming frantically in the bottom of an 80 feet well and whimpering in the northern India village of Ajaysar in Rajasthan. Unfortunately, uncovered deep wells have been a major problem in the area with not only dogs falling in, but children also. According to the Daily Mail,  an animal rescue worker risked his own life to save the life of the frantic pooch.

When Nandu, a local volunteer for the animal rescue A Tree of Life for Animals (Tolfa), offered to help, villagers worried. No one knew the dog and how she would react to a stranger being lowered into the well. And in a desert area, very few of the local residents even knew how to swim, and the complications of the rescue effort could be dangerous for all involved. Nandu, however wasn’t deterred. With a make-shift harness he was slowly lowered into the 80 feet deep well. After a two hour rescue struggle, the dog was brought up in Nandu’s lap.

“When we come across dogs in these situations we never know how the dog is going to react, it’s a difficult situation. But thankfully this dog was a friendly sweetheart,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.

Luckily the dog suffered no injuries and has since been spayed and vaccinated.

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Photos via A Tree of Life for Animals

Check out her video … loving life and loving her rescuer:

Drowning dog LOVES her rescuer!

She was swimming for her life after falling into an 80ft deep well….. now she loves her brave rescuer!

Posted by Tolfa India & UK on Monday, May 1, 2017

10 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    THANK YOU NANDU for your courage and determination to save this unfortunate dog – YOU saved a life and are a HERO! You are a prime example as to what a man should be. Another HUGE Thank you to Tree of Life for Animals for their great work – never stop, the animals need you.

  2. Linda Patton says:

    Bless you kind sir, you are a true angel. You reached out against all odds and saved an innocent being who desperately needed help. Because of your actions she lives!!! May your life be filled with blessings and happiness!

  3. Sherry says:

    Oh my goodness, this is so heartwarming ! It’s great to see love towards animals! What a hero that guy is!


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