This article originally appeared at wdtn.com:
RUSSIA (CNN) – People heard a dog barking from under the sidewalk. Repair workers in Russia had paved over a stray dog while fixing a collapsed sidewalk. But, neighbors came to the rescue.
Bricked up beneath this sidewalk was a dog buried alive – a pregnant dog, named Belka. Workers in the Russian city of Voronezh had repaired the collapsed sidewalk either not knowing or not caring that the dog was using the hole as a den.
For two days neighbors had heard barking from beneath the sidewalk. A Russian couple who live in the building decided to dig up the dog themselves. It only required removing a couple of bricks and then a little excavating. There were happy tears as Belka was gently lifted out of the hole.
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