Infant puppy rescued after scary fall

By: 11 News - Email
By: 11 News - Email

DENVER, Colo. (KKCO) - A two-day old puppy in Denver found itself trapped after falling through a hole in the floorboards of its owner's home.

"We didn't know if we were going to get him out. It was a pretty scary situation," says owner Armando Velarde.

Saturday morning Denver firefighters got the call from the home on Elati Street. The puppy hadn't even opened its eyes yet. The Velarde family frantically tried to reach the chihuahua mix , while the pups' worried mother listened to his squeals.

"You could seen it in her eyes she was stressing.. really stressing," says Velarde.

Firefighter Chad Cramner went downstairs and climbed into the 12-inch dirt crawlspace. Pushing through the cobwebs, Cramner tunneled underground, until he saw something.

"When I first shined the light on it, I didn't think it was a dog. I thought it was a rock," says Cramner.

Cramner looked closer, scooped up the pup, and brought him to safety. "It fit in my hand. He's just a little guy, so hopefully he comes out alright," says Cramner.

Reunited with his relieved mother and three siblings, the Velarde family gave the puppy a name, Lucky. "Just to have him here alive and alright is a lucky situation," says Velarde.

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