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Dog trapped under floor of home rescued: Dog jumps into rescuers arms

As rescuers dig to reach Allie the dog, Allie was digging her way towards her rescuers. She leaps into their arms when finally freed.
As rescuers dig to reach Allie the dog, Allie was digging her way towards her rescuers. She leaps into their arms when finally freed.Humane Society of Pinellas County

A very grateful pooch jumped right into her rescuers arms on Monday in Clearwater, Florida after being trapped underneath the floor boards of the porch in her home for two days reported the Humane Society of Pinellas County.

Delilah Gagliardi's dog Allie disappeared on Saturday, and despite looking everywhere for her pooch, there were no signs of the dog. On Monday however, Delilah heard whimpering underneath the floor while sitting in her living room.

In came the Humane Society of Pinellas County rescuers Maddy Ferguson and Shelby Ross who listened carefully for the cries of Allie, but nothing happened; that is until Delilah's baby began to cry, and Allie then began to whine.

The rescuers had to dig under the house and dismantle the front porch. At the same time, Allie was digging her way out towards her rescuers. The dog had climbed underneath the home through a small hole and couldn't get out.

And here are the best parts of this happy story:

  • Allie was safely rescued.
  • Allie jumped into the arms of Maddy and Shelby and kissed her rescuers all over their faces.

In the words of Theresa Wright Williams post on Facebook: "Maddy and Shelby are the best. Way to go!!!" Everyone agrees.

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