Firefighters pull Golden Retriever out of 40-foot well

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Firefighters pull Golden Retriever out of 40-foot well

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A 10-year-old Golden Retriever fell into a well Monday in Henry County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Instead of saving a cat from a tree, Henry County firefighters pulled a nearly blind dog from a 40-foot well, officials said.

A 10-year-old dog named Bama likely didn’t see the hole until it was too late, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Owner James House told the television station his Golden Retriever is nearly blind. But that doesn’t stop Bama from roaming the Antioch Road neighborhood, and on Monday the dog found himself stuck in a deep hole with water at the bottom.

“It must have been scary for him,” House said.

House didn’t realize what had happened until a neighbor came by to tell him his dog was rescued, House told Channel 2.

It took rescue workers three hours to save Bama from the water-filled hole, fire spokesman Capt. Michael Black said.

Firefighters pumped oxygen into the well before sending a rescuer down to hoist the dog back up.

“We have special monitors that read oxygen levels,” Black told Channel 2. “Of course, anytime before we introduce a rescuer into that situation we make sure we circulate that air to create a better oxygen-rich environment.”

House happily brought Bama home “mud and all.”

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