When two Connecticut fishermen heard cries for help in the distance on Monday, they went searching for the source — until they found themselves peering down a 15-foot well, where a brown pit bull was staring back up at them.
The men called Montville police and animal control for extra hands, but as they arrived and observed the confined space, they realized they needed help from the fire department, too.
An officer was sent down the small opening and attached the puppy to a harness before pulling her out.
“The puppy was very happy to have a friend down the hole with her and was loving getting beggin’ strips and love when she was rescued,” Montville police wrote in a Facebook post. “Thank you to all of the agencies who came and helped!”
After the pup was returned to her owner, officers said they found a large rock to cover the hole so no other people or animals could end up stuck at the bottom.
One local woman commented on the police’s post, saying “thank you to the two fishermen for even taking the time.”
This sparked a remark from Cathy Balducci, who said one of the fishermen was her husband.
“That was my husband and his friend,” she wrote. “Definitely at the right place at the right time. He said ‘it was the biggest and best thing we caught all year.’”
And Holly Mejias, who said the rescued pup belonged to her family, chimed in to say thank you, too.
“I appreciate your husband and his friend,” Mejias wrote. “When my kids get home from school they’re going to be very thankful for them for being at the right place and right time to bring their puppy home.”