Puppy saved after falling into Texas drought-caused hole

By David Edwards
Friday, September 16, 2011 10:14 EDT
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Rescuers in Garland, Texas Thursday rushed to save a month-old puppy that had fallen into a ground crack blamed on the Texas drought.

Garland animal control officers used water to loosen the dirt and the whimpering puppy was free about 40 minutes later.

Ten-year-old Ketrick Sanders had gotten the dog just a day earlier. The family said they may name him “lucky.”

As of Thursday, nearly 97 percent of Texas was in either exceptional or extreme drought.

Forecasters predict that the dry conditions could last through December.

Watch this video from CBS’ The Early Show, broadcast Sept. 16, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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