Rosey, a curious, 4-week-old dog, nosed her way into an old, red brick well house, then managed to squirm into the well itself and tumble more than 8 feet down the narrow, 6-inch wide hole.
“I couldn’t find her,” said 6-year-old Kaylee Kendrick. “I looked all over, and then I heard whimpering coming out of the well.”
Lucky for Kaylee and Rosey, members of the Alvord Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly to the house located in the 500 block of Denver Street.
Using ingenuity and MacGyver-like skills, they managed to fish the scared puppy out of the well within 15 minutes of arrival.
“We used a long piece of PVC pipe with a piece of rope made into a loop at the end of it,” said Alvord Fire Chief Sam Hahn. “We had to poke her a little bit to get her to move around. Once she lifted her head, we got the loop around her and pulled her up.”
The fact that Alvord volunteer firefighter Jim Tumlimson works for All-American Water Well and he had supplies perfect for the job was a big help.
The trembling puppy clung tight to Kaylee once they popped her from the hole like a groundhog. She was not injured.
“They need to change her name to Lucky,” Hahn said.