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Video shows emotional moment dog rescued from home six days after being hit by landslide

Six days after a landslide destroyed a home in Seattle, firefighters rescued a dog trapped inside.

“My baby! My baby!” the dog’s owner, Didi Fritts, screamed as rescuers emerged with his black Labrador, Sammy, on Thursday.

The Seattle Fire Department released videos of the touching moment on Twitter, in which Sammy looked alert and well, if a little dazed. The dog reportedly wagged its tail when it saw its owners.

“Firefighters found the dog alive and in stable condition!” the Department tweeted.

A devastating landslide hit Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood last week, dragging Ms. Fritts’ home from its foundation. When the second floor of the house collapsed, Ms Fritts, her husband James and their two dogs were trapped inside.

“It was a big roar, and it all came crashing down on us,” Ms Fritts told KING 5.

Ms Fritts was able to crawl to safety on her own, but James had to wait for firefighters to pull him out with a Jaws of Life device. The couple’s other dog, Lily, was killed in the collapse.

In the week that followed, Mr. and Mrs. Fritts returned again and again to the wreckage to look for Sammy, but could see or hear no sign of her.

Then, six days after the landslide, one of the Fritts’ neighbors heard a noise.

“We [heard] a little cry this morning,” Remy Olivier, who lives near the Fritts’ home, told KING 5. “I guess she survived on rainwater the last two days.

Mr. Olivier called 911 and firefighters rushed to the scene. Soon they also heard Sammy.

“Our teams hear the dog and search the building, cutting through the walls and floor,” Seattle Fire tweeted Thursday.

The next thing they tweeted was a video of Mr. Olivier and firefighters carrying Sammy out of the house. Ms Fritts can be heard crying in tears in the background.

“Sami! Oh my god, Sammy! she screams.

In the comments, a man claiming to be Mr Olivier said it was a miracle the dog survived.

“We’ve been looking for Sammy since last week when this all started,” he said. tweeted. “I still can’t believe we got him out. She’s a little shaken up, but she’s doing remarkably well.




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