Dog trapped between rocks dies during rescue

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Photos by Leah Britt

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Yesterday, Jan. 3, several people became aware of a developing situation through a viral Facebook post about a dog who had become stuck.

Photo by Leah Britt

According to that post by local citizen Leah Britt, the animal had been stuck for some time with authorities unable to help. As the post has reached nearly 6,000 shares, the viral nature brought out several citizens in attempts of continued rescue for the animal.

Through the continued popularity of the post, more information came to light as the dog, named Handsome, had allegedly been trapped in the hole for three days.

Despite continued efforts from all involved, the animal did not survive, passing away during the rescue operation. However, support continues to flow for the dog and its owners through the post with comments and posts on other people’s pages like Sean Davis, one of the volunteers desperately trying to save the animal. Comments generally contained sympathy for the animal and those involved asking for updates and showing support for those who continued attempts at rescue with a few noting alleged injuries the animal had received including several claiming a hip injury among others.

Check out Leah’s post below:

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  1. Dr. Rebecca Gimenez January 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Thank you for the follow up – we shared with Technical Rescue colleagues all over the USA – this was a dangerous and difficult rescue effort.
    So sorry the dog died – but glad that so many people cared enough to try, and I hope that the emergency management in our counties will regard this with a view to a plan for similar future animal incidents. These viral stories show how much people care to help – let’s get them some training, some equipment, and adhere to NFPA 1670 Chapter 9 best practices in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Rebecca Gimenez
    President, TLAER, Inc.

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