An opportunity to rescue an animal in need can arise when you least expect it. Take the man in the video below for example. He was just walking along the street…

…and then, he heard cries.

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At first, he wasn’t sure where the distressed whines were coming from. Then, a realization dawned on him as he squatted down to the ground: the cries were coming from below his feet.

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He began to chip away at the bricks on the sidewalk and was able to slowly remove them and expose the dirt below. It was slow work, but the distressed animal didn’t stop asking for help, so he kept at it.

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Eventually, the man was able to dig down into the sandy dirt with his hands, making a hole large enough for a little face to poke through.

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It was a full-grown dog!

It’s unclear how the pup got himself into such a situation; he might have been bricked in or maybe he curiously wandered through an underground crawl space that left him trapped.

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After more digging, the dog’s rescuer was able to pull him out of the ground. Happily, the dog greeted the humans who helped him escape his subterranean prison. He didn’t seem to be too bothered by the fact that he was stuck underground!

Thank goodness when the man heard the dog’s cries, he dropped everything and investigated the source of the sound!