Miami-Dade fire crews rescue puppies trapped in cemetery

Posted at 9:59 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 21:59:52-05

Firefighters came to the rescue of three puppies that were found trapped under a cement slab at a Miami-Dade cemetery Thursday afternoon.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were alerted to a faint sound coming from underneath the box which is used to house coffins at the cemetery at 1125 Northwest 137th Street.

The crews moved around a couple of the slabs and found one puppy that was stuck in a tight spot. A small trench was dug around the puppy and the dog was freed.

But crews quickly realized that two more puppies were trapped underneath the slabs, and worked to rescue the other two. The puppies were all frightened but in good health, officials said.

It's unknown what led the puppies to the tight spot but it's believed they were cared for by their mother. The dogs were turned over to the Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dogs Project, which is trying to reunite them with their mother. They will be fed and put up for adoption after they're checked out.

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