Firefighters save lives day in and day out even if no fire breaks out. They often go above and beyond to save lives, not just of humans but also animals. Their job description is one of the craziest plus the absence of the safety guarantee makes it one of the hardest roles to fill.
When we think about firefighters saving animals, we think of the stereotypical cat trapped up in the tree. Usually, the scene shows a cat owner sobbing while her pet gets scared and unable to get down to safety. But this story will probably make you revisit that thought and figure it as the exact opposite.
The Amarillo Fire Department received a peculiar report on Monday morning about a dog getting trapped in a sinkhole. The call came in just before 10 a.m. from a man named James Sargent. He said that he heard a dog barking aloud as he cruised by Pullman Road. He followed the source of the sound instinctively and true enough he found the trapped animal at the bottom of a deep sinkhole.
James immediately dialed 911, and the call went to the Amarillo Firefighters. After a few minutes, the rescuers arrived on the scene and began to work their way in saving the canine. Matthew Calvin from the A.F.D. team said that they tried their best to reach the dog but couldn’t get the job done, so they called in for a backup.
The backup team from Station 13 made their way to help the rescuers get the dog out. It took them all about an hour as the dog fell more than 20 foot into the hole. They figured it as an old septic tank that belonged to a former RV park which exposed the tunnel.
The dog currently stays with the Amarillo Firefighters while waiting for an owner to pick her up. They named her Gracie Lou initially and called what happened a miracle. Fireman Matthew Calvin later got the permission to adopt her and he renamed the dog as Lucky.
Credits Amarillo Fire Department