A man saved a dog who fell down a cavernous hole — all while being sick with the flu!
According to FOX10 Phoenix, Paul Diefenderfer was resting at home and trying to pass the time while dealing with the flu, so he decided to go on Facebook.
That’s when one post in particular caught his eye.
“This post popped up, and it said ‘911, my dog fell down a dry well,'” Paul said. Reading it suddenly made Paul pretty much forget his flu; instead, he remembered his training and experience as a mountain rescue team member back in the 1970s.
“‘OK, I can handle this,'” Paul recalled thinking. “I sent her a message saying, ‘Hey, I can do this.'”
The dog in question was named Sophie, and according to FOX10, she had explored a covered septic hole a little too deeply and fell in — 50 feet to the bottom!
Paul didn’t let the flu stop him from doing the right thing, though. He quickly rushed into action.
“We sent some guys down to the hardware store and got about 50 feet of PVC pipe, and I made a 50-foot noose-pole,” Paul said. “It took, I don’t know, at least 20 minutes to finally get the rope over the dog’s head and under her legs.”
Other than a scratch, Sophie was brought out of the hole safe and sound.
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