A happy ending to a rescue effort involving a small dog in Marshall County.
After spending nearly 24 hours deep in a hole, Bentley the poodle was rescued Saturday night thanks to a huge community effort.
The 7-year-old pup fell into a deep crevice in the woods along Neil Road in Chapel Hill Friday night.
Bentley was about 12′ deep in a crevasse that was only big enough for the small dog.
His owner said he was out of sight and could only be heard breathing. That’s when she called on the community for help via Facebook – and the community responded in a big way.
Marshall County Animal Control, the Chapel Hill Fire Department and dozens of community members came to the scene with picks, shovels, an excavator and we’re told even a claw-hammer taped on a backhoe.
Rescue efforts continued most of Friday night and throughout the day Saturday.
Around 5 p.m. Bentley was gently lifted from his trap and taken to a veterinarian.
Bentley was dirty and scared, but he is expected to be okay.