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Firefighters save dog from 15 foot hole

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According to Friday's Turlock City News, firefighters rescued a dog from a hole at the Turlock Water Quality Control Facility in Calif., on Wednesday.

It was shortly before midnight when the city firefighters went to work to rescue the German shepherd from the estimated 15 to 20 foot hole.

The dog, dubbed Tyler by her rescuers, was hoisted out of the shaft after the firefighters secured a harness around her body.

Amazingly, the dog was not injured and appeared to be "happy" to be free from the dark hole; she was transported to the City of Turlock Animal Services facility where she is being held.

The dog did not have a microchip or identification tags. Animal Services shared the following information on Facebook about the rescued dog:

THIS SWEET GIRL WAS RESCUED BY OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM A 15 FOOT HOLE AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE. SHE IS A LITTLE TIMID, BUT VERY LOVING. #2-112 FEMALE APPROX. TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHS 69 POUNDS. NO CHIP OR COLLAR. AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION ON 3-6-14 IF NOT RECLAIMED.

Anyone who recognizes this dog should contact animal services at (209) 656-3140.

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