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Lost dog rescued from grave, reunited with owner

4 years ago February 09, 2011 Feb 9, 2011 Wednesday, February 09 2011 Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:09:03 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rachel Frost and Russell Jones

DENHAM SPRINGS - An animal shelter worker pulled a lost dog from an open grave in Denham Springs today, and News 2 was there to see the rescue.

A Denham Springs Animal Shelter employee was called to a local graveyard after a dog had been found in the bottom of an empty grave shortly before a funeral service was scheduled to begin.  A rescuer was able to get the dog out in time for the service.

"I do get emergency calls like this sometimes," said shelter worker Angela Menier. "I've had dogs in abandoned houses that have fallen through."

But it's the rest of the rescue that's making this story so memorable for animal shelter workers.

Minutes after the rescue, the dog, known as Gidget, was reunited with her owner, Maybelle Kelly. 

"I've been crying, I've been praying, I was calling all over the place," said an emotional Kelly. "I'm so glad to have her."

Gidget was not injured from the fall into the empty grave or during the rescue. Kelly made a donation to the animal shelter to show her appreciation.

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