Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped In Mud At Bottom Of A Sinkhole, Then Dog Thanks Them With Kisses

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Firefighters in Anne Arundel County in Maryland rescued a dog after it fell into an 8-foot deep sinkhole in his yard. His owner immediately called 911 for help.

The 85-pound Border Collie, named Siris, found himself stuck in the mud at the bottom of the sinkhole in Woodland Beach, and was unable to get out on his own. He was stuck six feet down the hole, and waited there patiently, buried in mud, for someone to save him.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Luckily, a rescue worker was able to be lowered down into the hole with a harness and lift the poor pup out of the muddy hole. The worker hugged the dog after the 90-minute rescue was complete.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Although there was a potential of an additional collapse, there could also be a potential for poor air quality that could be immediately harmful for the dog, so they had to get him out as soon as possible.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Officials said it was a wise decision for his owner to alert firefighters for help instead of trying to help the dog himself.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Siris was relieved to be out of there. He was licking everyone around him and was so grateful that the firemen rescued him. But he most definitely needed a bath! He was thankfully unharmed, but definitely needed a bath, or two, or three!

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Watch the paw-some rescue in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.