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Firefighters Adopt Dog They Rescued From a Well

February 17, 2017 | Mysti Jordan

Heard On-Air

A little puppy in Turkey has had a really rough couple of weeks. People in the community of Beykoz kept hearing this distant whimpering coming from a 200-ft deep well, and it didn’t take them long to figure out that a puppy had somehow fallen down there and gotten trapped. Firefighters, rescue crews and animal rescue teams all immediately went to the well opening to try to get the poor pup out. They lowered a camera down and saw that while he looked pretty scared, he didn’t seem to be seriously injured. The problem was that they couldn’t figure out how to get the dog out of the well.

They tried everything – from ropes and pulleys to a robotic arm – but nothing was working. They did keep lowering food down to him so he wouldn’t starve, but they were starting to fear that they wouldn’t be able to get him out. That’s when the Energy Minister saw the story and offered the services of the Turkish Hard Coal Enterprises. They were able to mechanically lasso the dog and pull him to safety. He was rushed to the vet, where he was deemed uninjured and healthy.

The local firefighters who had been working to try and save him announced that they were going to be adopting him. He has since been named Kuyu, which is Turkish for “well.”

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