An elderly dog, 16 years of age, was buried alive when a brick wall collapsed on him in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. Jose Gonzalez feared that his senior pit bull, Magic, had perished beneath the rubble, but amazingly, the dog survived.
The miraculous rescue
Magic’s family attempted to dig through the pile of rubble by hand, reports NBC Philadelphia, but the task was overwhelming. Two days after the brick wall tumbled to the ground, construction workers were on hand to clean up the mess and against all odds, they discovered that Magic was still alive!
The bricks were cleared away from the senior dog’s body and he was removed from the pile – alive, but suffering from dehydration and trauma to his head. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment and an exam.
His owner told the news agency how overjoyed he was to see Magic alive after two days of believing that he had perished, “They say men don’t cry but I was so happy I was crying.”
(Screenshots via NBC Philadelphia)
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