PLYMOUTH (CBS) — A trapped dog is OK after firefighters rescued it from an animal burrow this week. The dog’s owner called for help after Brownie, a four-pound Yorkshire terrier, fell into the hole between a deck and concrete stairs on their Plymouth property.
According to firefighters, the burrow had a three-to-four foot tunnel that led to a large cavity.READ MORE: 'I Felt Numb': Mother Outraged Over Dracut High School Yearbook Message Of Support For Son's Accused Killer
Crews opened the tunnel up by hand digging into the hill under the stairs and then used a broom handle to get the rest of the way.READ MORE: 58 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last Week
“The dog could be heard making small noises inside,” the fire department said.
Since it was getting dark, crews stopped digging because they did not want to accidentally hurt Brownie. They “returned at approximately 10 a.m. the following morning, and could still hear the dog making noise.”MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
They were able to continue digging and pull the dog out. Brownie was taken to the vet and is reportedly doing well.