Trapped For A Week, This Basset Hound Finally Gets Rescued Thanks To Her Canine BFF!
Phoebe the Basset Hound was trapped in a concrete cistern in a ravine for an entire week. Tillie the Setter stayed with Phoebe the whole week, leaving each day to try and find her help.
The Vashon Island Pet Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, posted photos of the dogs on their Facebook page, hoping someone would find them. Soon after, they received a phone call from a couple saying that a “reddish” dog kept coming up to them on their property a couple times before going back into a ravine.
Volunteers quickly made their way into the ravine, calling out the dogs’ names. They heard a bark that finally led them to the scene where Tillie was resting her head on the concrete wall.
“They knew that meant Phoebe was inside the cistern. Every breath was held and every doggie prayer offered that the peek over the rim would somehow find her safe,” Amy Carey of VPP told Kens 5 News.
Fortunately, aside from being hungry and cold, both dogs were found safe. *exhales*
Their owner says that the two pups are inseparable, so it makes sense why Tillie wouldn’t leave Phoebe’s side!
If your pet ever goes missing, never lose hope!
“Hope is an awfully hard thing to keep open and alive in the face of heartbreak, but it’s so important for happy endings for missing pets – or even for unhappy endings with closure,” Carey said.
We’re just so glad that this one had a happy ending!