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Deaf Puppy Falls Down Deep Hole, a City Responds

Toffee is safe and sound after 31-hour ordeal in Huntsville, Ala.
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2018 1:32 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Puppy love overtook an Alabama city last week, and Toffee is now safe because of it. Per CBS News, Toffee is a 7-week-old deaf puppy that was being fostered in Huntsville when she ran into a bit of trouble: She fell down a 50-foot hole in a yard and stayed stuck there for more than 30 hours. WHNT reports Toffee plummeted into the hole around 5pm Thursday, and her foster family took to Facebook to get the word out and ask for help.

Potential rescuers who came to the scene tried ropes, tarps, and nets, to no avail. Finally, volunteer firefighters from Paint Rock who'd seen the viral story about Toffee arrived and got her out with a snare around 12:30am Saturday. Relieved foster owner Karen Smith says she plans on sleeping with Toffee by her side for the time being, and also to cover up that hole. "This is a miracle," she says. (A dog kissed his firefighter rescuer in Maine.)

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