Deaf 7-Week-Old Puppy Rescued from 50-Foot Hole in Small Alabama Town

The rescue of a deaf, 7-week-old puppy captivated a small town in Alabama — and a bit of the country watching online — on Friday. After 30 hours, the puppy was pulled out of a 50-foot hole in the owner’s backyard at about 1 a.m. local time on Saturday.

The puppy’s owners told Huntsville, Alabama, ABC affiliate WAAY that the puppy, named Toffee, fell into the hole at about 5 p.m. on Thursday. The hole was not big enough for a person to climb down, necessitating a rescue involving everything from cages to nets to lures involving puppy food.

The group of rescuers erupted in cheers as Toffee was finally pulled up from the hole.

“This is a miracle,” owner Laura West told reporters who crowded around her and the puppy after the rescue.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Mark Osborne