09/25/2013 08:10 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2013

15 Volunteer Firefighters Rescue 'Precious' The Wiener Dog (VIDEO)

'Precious' never knew her Monday night trip to the bathroom would turn into such an ordeal.

After the 4-year-old dachshund fell into a groundhog hole outside her home in Penn Hills, Pa., she got stuck behind a retaining wall. But 15 volunteer firefighters dedicated more than two hours to safely getting her out, WTAE4 reported.

The firefighters dug the pup out from the side of a small hill, and owner Abby Hile was there to pull Precious free when they finally reached her pet. The tiny wiener dog was frightened and a little dirty but otherwise safe and sound.

The remarkable rescue is one of many to happen in the past month. Just two weeks ago, a stray dog in Los Angeles was rescued with the help of Google Maps. And last month, a group of windsurfers saved a stranded puppy who was found paddling in the middle of the San Francisco Bay.

H/T: NY Daily News



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