During the night, the outcome that everyone was waiting for happened in Huntsville, Alabama. The deaf Australian shepherd puppy who fell down a 50 foot hole was finally rescued!
The rescue effort
Seven-week-old Toffee was trapped in the deep, narrow hole since late Thursday afternoon. Rescuers struggled to secure her and had reached out to the public for ideas. Finally, with the help of a net and some tantalizing sardines, little Toffee was removed from the earth.
What happened to Toffee?
Toffee was out playing in her foster family’s yard early Thursday evening when she plunged into the narrow hole. According to WAFF News, the family was unaware that the hole existed and watched in horror as she disappeared into the ground. Despite the 31-hour ordeal, Toffee is unharmed – much to the relief of everyone working to save her.
Early Saturday morning, A New Leash on Life, the rescue agency responsible for Toffee, alerted Facebook followers that the deaf puppy is finally safe:
TOFFEE IS SAFE!!! Our community came together the past few days in a beautiful way, and we are beyond grateful. Shout out to WAFF, WHNT, WAAY, Paint Rock Fire Department, Roto-Rooter HuntsvilleAL, Land Trust, Cave and Wildlife specialists, USDA, volunteer spelunkers, Hope For Paws, EVERYONE around the country who cared, and prayed and provided supplies and support for the rescue of this very fortunate puppy.
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