When your city approves much needed renovations to your neighborhood, it is usually cause for celebration. However, in Russia this week, one sidewalk repair ended up causing far more trouble than it was worth.
After filling in a sinkhole and repaving the sidewalk, a family who lived next to the old sinkhole began to hear muffled crying coming from the exact spot where the renovations were done. Eventually, more and more people in the area were talking about the whimpers coming from underground. After two days had gone by, the family contacted the city, but was told nothing could be done.
So they took the job into their own hands, pulling up all of the freshly laid brick and digging out all the dirt to reveal the old sinkhole. What they uncovered was a sight that would break your heart – a dog was buried underneath the sidewalk.
Dog Buried Under Sidewalk Rescued
After some coaxing, the dog finally came out from her hidey-hole and it was then that the townspeople finally felt the true magnitude of this rescue. Not only did they save a dog, but they saved a pregnant dog.
How the poor dog, now named ‘Squirrel,’ came to be under the sidewalk is still unknown. She was obviously inside the sinkhole when the construction crew paved over it, but what is not known is whether or not the crew were aware of her being down there or not. Chances are she was nervous by all the noise and tucked herself away in an inopportune hiding place. However, the crew has not made any statement, so there is a possibility that it was purely negligence on their part.
Now days after the fact, Squirrel is on the mend from her traumatic experience. However, her litter was lost as a result of her two days under the sidewalk. Her medical expenses were paid for by donations and now that she is all better, she will soon be adopted out to a loving home.