Can you believe this?? Here's another story about an unsuspecting animal falling down into a deep well. It never ceases to amaze me how many open wells they have in India! They say "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" and it seems to me that if they put a little effort into making wells safe for children and animals, they wouldn't need to perform so many daring and dangerous rescues!
I'll step down from my soapbox now, and tell you the story. Animal Aid Unlimited is called out to help a dog that has fallen deep into an open well. Not only is he at serious risk of drowning, but I cannot imagine a tumble from that height not causing significant and painful injury.
All I know is that he looks frightened to death there, all alone, at the bottom of that steep cliff, and he appears unable to move from the tiny perch that he is struggling to cling to. As the minutes tick by, the pup is inching closer to his frightening fate . . . unless they get to him in a hurry, that is.
Never fear, little guy, what you cannot see from your soggy perch is that your heroes are up above you getting ready as fast as they can and will be with you in a jiffy!
Slowly and carefully, the rescuers lower the one brave man all the way to the bottom of the pit.
Soon, he makes contact with the petrified pooch, and gives him some reassuring pets and soothing words. Once he gains the dog's trust, the rescuer hugs the fellow close to his chest and signals for the team to pull them up.
As they make their way to the opening, and daylight brightens up the situation, we can see the smiles on all the faces - not only the rescuers but also the concerned bystanders are in utter disbelief that they accomplished this courageous feat. One final tug, and the man and dog clear the rim of the well.
As soon as they can unhook from the ropes, the dog and his angel head to the rescue van for the trip back to the clinic.
Once the pup's injuries are treated and he has time to recover, he gets to discover the really great news. He has a new home here at Animal Aid Unlimited sanctuary. Here, he will have plenty of space to run and play, and lots and lots of buddies to play with!
And best of all, he'll have loving people all around him who will watch over him and make sure he has everything he ever needs. And that includes his daily dose of hugs and kisses!
To see more about this miracle dog and his heroic rescue, watch the video, below.