A six-week-old puppy named Timmy is recovering after firefighters pulled him up from a well in Fresno, California, on Tuesday.
It almost looked like an episode of a TV show when a young girl and her six-week-old puppy were reunited after the cute German Shepherd mix fell 50 feet down a pipe which led to a well.
The Fresno Fire Department was called on Tuesday afternoon with a report of a trapped puppy. On arrival, they discovered that the puppy had let his curiosity get the better of him, falling down an eight-inch-wide hole in the ground. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A six-week-old puppy had fallen down an eight-inch-wide hole in the ground.
2. Firefighters used a utility rope to create a makeshift harness which they sent down the well to try and fish the canine out.
Twelve-year-old puppy owner Teresa told KGPE:
I was like, how did he get in there? Because there was cardboard with a brick on top.
Faced with an awkward situation, the firefighters used a utility rope to create a makeshift harness which they sent down the well to try and fish the canine out. One firefighter could be heard in the video saying:
Don’t shake buddy, don’t shake, don’t shake.
3. Twelve-year-old owner Teresa believes that her puppy fell overnight.
4. The firefighters took a picture with Timmy the puppy after the successful rescue.
The girl believes that her puppy fell overnight, claiming that she heard his whimpers on her way to school. However, she thought nothing of it.
When she returned home, Teresa was greeted with “Operation Puppy Rescue”, as Fresno Fire named it.
Bertha Torres, Teresa’s aunt, said:
I was just hoping the firefighters didn’t give up on him.
A property manager has now permanently sealed the pipe to prevent further accidents, according to KGPE reporter Kathryn Herr.
5. Firefighters pulled a six-week-old puppy up from a well in Fresno, California, on Tuesday.
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