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Blind dog rescued from hole at California construction siteTAZAA News

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog who fell into a hole at a California construction site.

According to KABC-TV, a dog named Caesar lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. The dog wandered onto the site, and Caesar’s owner, Mary, declined to give her last name.

Caesar fell into a hole about 15 feet (4.5 meters) deep and 3 feet (0.91 meters) wide around 7pm on Tuesday.

Mary was alerted by the sound of her other dog barking. Caesar responded and she could hear that he was no longer in her yard. The Pasadena Search and Rescue team immediately responded to the scene.

Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustine said confined space rescues present unique challenges for firefighters. “We have to take a lot of steps to make it as safe as possible. Not only for the dog but also for our rescuers,” Agustin said.

The team hooked a series of ropes and pulleys to lower a team member down the hole. It took a team member 12 minutes to reach the dog, secure him in a harness and bring him back up.

Caesar was found healthy and unhurt after being brought out of the hole. He shook off a heavy coat of construction dust and dirt and was reunited with his owner on the scene.

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