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Senior dog trapped in mud pit for days

Pluto stuck in a mud pit
Pluto stuck in a mud pit
Willistown Township via Facebook

For several days, a senior dog named "Pluto," was trapped in a muddy pit in Willistown Township, Pa. The 13-year-old Australian shepherd had wandered away from home and according to CBS Philly, he may have been suffering in the mud for as long as 60 hours.

Pluto was saved thanks to the efforts of two determined Willistown Township police officers who utilized some wood planks and brute strength to free the exhausted dog from the pit on May 9th.

Pluto is alive today thanks to Sergeant Mike Martin and officer Mike Kushner - it took both men to hoist Pluto to freedom.

Today, Pluto has almost completely recovered from his muddy, life-threatening ordeal. His guardian, Sheila Shorr, expressed her gratitude for the officers who saved her dog:

We feel very fortunate indeed that you are there and always quick to respond, skilled and compassionate,’

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