𝘑𝘰𝘦 𝘋𝘶𝘯𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘨 “𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘷𝘦” 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵.
He discovered the dog after hearing her desperate cries. “It’s sound you don’t like to hear,” Joe Dunn told WFLA. “Really disturbing, makes you really sad to hear.”
The skinny, tan dog had somehow fallen into the 20 foot hole. “It’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen,” he said in a video he took upon finding her. “There’s a dog stuck down in the cave.”
Dunn didn’t have any tools to be able to haul her out safely and cell phone coverage was poor so he tried to lower a tree branch into the pit to see if she could climb it.
But she couldn’t. So he made the four mile hike out to try and get help.
Dunn posted a plea for help online and fortunately heard back from several people offering to lend a hand. They returned to the cave to rescue the dog the next day.
“Yesterday I found a dog trapped down in a cave deep in the woods and at the time was unable to get it out. It was really sad and after sharing about the situation, A great group of people contacted me who wanted to help out and we went back out there today to get the dog out of the cave,” he wrote on Facebook.
Using some ropes, one of the men was lowered into the hole. “Sally” was hoisted out and was very much relieved to be out of that hole.
She had a tag on with her name and a number and they called her owner who told them she had been lost for three weeks. Sally was reunited with her family later that day.