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WATCH: California dog falls through sinkhole into abandoned septic tank

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(UPI) Firefighters in California rescued a dog that fell through a sinkhole into an abandoned septic tank.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said crews responded Wednesday to a report of a German shepherd that had fallen through a sinkhole outside a Willowbrook home.

The firefighters determined the 15-year-old dog, named Mayahuel, had ended up about 15 feet down in an abandoned septic tank.

 

Firefighters said the septic tank had been abandoned and unused for several years.

A rescuer was able to gain Mayahuel's trust using treats and then was able to keep her calm enough to be hoisted out of the hole.

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