LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A Leon County Sheriff's Office deputy is being hailed a hero after saving a dog that was trapped underneath a home for at least three days.
On Sunday, a local resident let her dog "Lady" out into the backyard. A short time later, when she went to check on the dog, she was nowhere to be found.
Over the next 72 hours the homeowner posted lost dog signs, still with no luck, until she heard barking underneath her home.
Lady had somehow managed to create a space under the foundation, but was unable to get out.
LCSO Deputy Harrelson responded to the scene and began digging in an attempt to free the dog.
After about 30 minutes, Lady began attempting to come through the opening, causing the dirt to cave in on her.
LCSO said Deputy Harrelson worked feverishly to save the dog before it was too late.
Other than being dirty and hungry, Lady is in good health and good spirits.
LCSO said over the last two years, Deputy Harrelson has saved the lives of a bird and most notably a baby girl.