BOSNIA — A elderly dog who spent months at the bottom of a 26 foot well has finally been rescued.
It is unclear exactly how long the black dog had been down the well but no one in the area had attempted to save him. He was reportedly kept alive thanks to local children who would throw food for him.
When animal rescue group Harmony Fund of Holden, Massachusetts, learned about this dog they coordinated with Veteran rescuer Fahrudin Caki Bravo to save the poor dog from the dark abyss.
Along with his friend Ratko Koblar, Bravo arrived at the well equipped with a safety hat, climbing ropes and a specially-made harness.
Bravo was slowly lowered down in the darkness where he was able to reach the dog. After securely harnessing him, Bravo’s team pulled the two back up to safe ground.
The rescue team soon discovered the elderly dog was also blind.
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“Surprisingly, the dog is in fairly good, physical condition,” Laura Simpson, founder of the Harmony Fund in Holden, Massachusetts, told Good Morning America. “The blindness of course is from a pre-existing condition, but he’s now in foster care and we’re hoping he can find a home there he’s loved and respected in the way he should be.”
The dog has been aptly named Christmas.