BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- Crews were called in Thursday morning to help rescue a dog from a well in Luzerne County.
The dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal went for a walk in the woods and fell down a well.
The dog fell down a well in Drums sometime Thursday morning. He's very lucky he wasn't hurt and lucky a neighbor heard the dog's cry for help.
This 6-year-old blue tick coon hound named Bo can finally relax at the Luzerne County SPCA near Wilkes-Barre.
After Bo's owner left the Beech Mountain development in Drums for work, a neighbor called 911.
"A female had heard a dog yelping and she didn't know where the dog was," explained Butler Township Officer George Keifer.
Officer Keifer never heard that yelping when he got to Beech Mountain but he searched anyway and ended up in the woods behind some homes.
"It's one of those things when you come up over that hill and walk through the woods. It's something that you don't expect, having a dog, trapped in a well like that."
Officer Keifer found Bo sitting in an abandoned wet well about six and a half feet deep. He could not get the dog out by himself so he called for help.
"It may have injured its back legs. It was unknown at that time. I just wanted to keep the dog calm until we're able to get the dog out, get the dog out safely," said Officer Keifer.
Fire crews from Valley Regional and West Hazleton came by to finish the rescue.
It took just minutes to get Bo out of the well and brought to the SPCA.
"The dog was pretty shaken up. The dog was extremely wet, obviously. We provided some food and fresh water and we dried the dog off, and the dog seems to be OK," Officer Keifer added.
The dog's owner picked up Bo at the Luzerne County SPCA in Plains Township Thursday afternoon and said he's happy Bo is OK.