Liz Price and her family had spent nearly a full day searching for their 11-year-old dog, Macy. Then a man named AJ and his dog, Wrigley, found her in a sinkhole at Marilla Park in Streator on Saturday morning.
Price said Macy is now home asleep, attempting to warm up after hours spent inside the approximately five-foot deep sinkhole, which was initially covered up with snow.
“It was like, ‘Oh my God, she’s found,’” Price said. “We didn’t know where she was at all and thank God she was found and she was OK. It was so overwhelming.”
Price said Macy got a nice bath at Countryside Animal Clinic, where they took really good care of her and gave her some medicine to help with soreness she might experience over the next few days.
Macy was found when Wrigley passed by the sinkhole and started growling, then barking. Once Macy started barking back, the fire department was called and the rescue mission was on.
Firefighters were able to get a harness around her and pull her up from inside the sinkhole, where an excited Macy made sure to say hello to everyone who helped.
Updates on this story will come as more information is made available.
Source: The Daily Chronicle