A 6-week-old puppy named Timmy had a ‘ruff’ few hours Tuesday when he found himself stuck 50-feet underground.

Timmy fell 50 feet down an old well casing in Fresno, Calif., and was believed to be down there for a few hours before firefighters rescued him.

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After an hour and several attempts, crews used a knotted rope to pull the puppy out from the hole.

Timmy was not hurt in the debacle.

Watch the rescue video above, and read more below from the Fresno Bee:

Fresno Fire Department spokesman Pete Martinez said the puppy — which appeared to be a shepherd mix and only a few months old — fell about 50 feet down an uncovered metal pipe about 8 inches in diameter within a garage on the 5000 block of East Grant Avenue.

Firefighter Mark Garcia with Station 15 pulled the puppy to safety Tuesday afternoon, about an hour after firefighters first arrived. Martinez said Garcia lowered a knotted rope into the hole that he managed to loop around the puppy’s legs and torso. Timmy was rescued unharmed.


The pipe has since been covered and firefighters believe the incident was an accident, and the puppy just took a dangerous tumble.

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