Crews rescue deaf puppy stuck in 50-foot deep crevice

Laura Collins West the puppy's foster mother said in a post on Facebook that the fire department and cave rescue teams came out Thursday to help but had to stop when night fell. The effort continued Friday

The puppy, named Toffee, fell down a 60-foot hole (18 meters) in South Huntsville while playing with her foster family.

Owner Laura West's daughter holds Toffee after the 7-week-old puppy was rescued from a 50-foot hole in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

A rescue worker made his way into the hole partially around 8pm on Friday to help use a rescue pole in the hole, according to WAFF. While the hole varies in sizes, it's in no way large enough for a human to climb into.

"Y'all this is a miracle", Karen Smith, the puppy's foster mother, told reporters.

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Toffee was trapped for 30-hours but seemed in good spirits when reunited with her foster mum. They could see that Toffee was alive and moving around, but she was resting under a ledge that was out of reach of all the items that were lowered down to her.

'Please pray and let me know if you have any ideas I am devastated'.

She emerged from the hole in flawless health. They came close Thursday afternoon when they got two of her paws into a net but could not get her entire body in the rig.

Throughout the rescue effort, volunteers tried lowering a person down into the 15-metre crevice before realising the opening was only 13 centimetres wide.

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Huntsville television stations are live-streaming the recovery efforts.

She has been provided with food, water, and ways to stay warm down in the hole.

Toffee is a 7-week-old Australian Shepherd mix. She's really special because she's deaf and we've gotten super attached to her.

Officials with A New Leash on Life and the fire department are looking for someone to come forward with a solution to help rescue the dog.

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