“A Different Kind Of Rescue,” Cave Unit Called In To Save Dog Trapped While Chasing Raccoon

A rescue team wearing helmets finds a trapped dog in a cave.

When an adventurous dog chased a raccoon into an Alabama cave, he soon found himself way in over his head and in need of a rescue! However, the Swearengin Fire Department and Marshall County 911 didn’t have much luck getting the pooch out of his predicament. It was time to call in a more specialized team: the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit! This group of volunteers was quick to help out in what they called “a different kind of rescue.”

As the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit wrote on Facebook, they were able to safely remove the dog and set him free.

A rescue team pulling a dog in a harness out of a cave.

“We are happy to say that the very happy canine was reunited with his appreciative owner,” the post stated. “While the pup was a little wet, cold, and hungry he was thankfully unscathed.”

Although the cave rescue team did not find the raccoon that the dog had been chasing, they’re not too worried about the creature’s wellbeing. According to them, these animals are actually pretty good at spelunking!

Footage of the daring rescue on YouTube shows volunteers slowly coaxing the dog out of an uncomfortably tight crawlspace using a harness. He looked pretty eager to get out of there!

A rescue team wearing helmets finds a trapped dog in a cave.

We’re so glad that the volunteer rescue team was able to save this adorable dog. Hopefully the pooch has learned a valuable lesson about following raccoons into unfamiliar territory!

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