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Humane Society, Omaha Fire rescue ‘Lucky’ dog from sinkhole

The Nebraska Humane Society and Omaha Fire Department successfully rescued a dog, Lucky, after...
The Nebraska Humane Society and Omaha Fire Department successfully rescued a dog, Lucky, after falling in a 12-foot sinkhole.(Nebraska Humane Society)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 2:34 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska Humane Society received a distress call Tuesday night from an Omaha couple after their dog Lucky fell in a 12-foot deep sinkhole.

The NHS says the couple was on a walk with Lucky when he spotted a rabbit and took off running out of their sight. They were searching for about 10 minutes before they heard the dog crying nearby and found him in the sinkhole.

The NHS states that they were forced to call the Omaha Fire Department for a rescue mission — they were able to use a few wooden beams with mesh over it to have the dog climb up.

Talk about having a sinking feeling. "Lucky" and his family were on a walk around 8 p.m. when the dog saw a rabbit and...

Posted by Nebraska Humane Society on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Rescue responders reported that Lucky climbed out of the hole with no injures and “was excited to be back with his owners.”

The 12-foot sinkhole is located near Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, officials have reportedly put caution tape around the sinkhole following Lucky’s incident.

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