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Firefighters save dog that fell into old well in Virginia Beach

The little dog fell into a hole leading to the dried-up well, and was balancing on a pipe about 10 feet underground when people found her.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Firefighters in Virginia Beach worked together to save a dachshund who got stuck in an old well Tuesday morning.

The little dog, a 13-year-old senior pup named Chloe who is blind and deaf, fell into a hole leading to the dried-up well.

Chloe's owner, Morgan Avenson, said he let the dog out before work and noticed she hadn't returned after about 15 minutes. Morgan found Chloe balancing on a pipe about 10 feet underground.

A post on the Virginia Beach Fire Department's Facebook page said they wrapped a rope around the pup to keep her from falling down any farther. It also helped them avoid crumbling more dirt into the hole.

Then, they hoisted the 18-pound dog up to safety. The mission took about 45 minutes.

The post said Chloe was in good condition once she was pulled out. EMS checked out the dog, just to make sure she was OK.

Well done, VBFD!

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