German Shepherd mix rescued from Lake Co. well

On Saturday, Lake County firefighters spent hours at a 15-foot well to rescue a German Shepherd mix named Brandy who had fallen in.

Ellen Hughes, the 10-month-old puppy's owner, said Brandy fell in 12 hours prior, spending Friday night in the well.

Hughes said a neighbor heard the dog whimpering Saturday, and firefighters were called.

"We feel truly blessed that she survived the fall, number one, then, survived overnight," Hughes said.

The good news, Brandy does not have a scratch on her.

Ropes, harnesses and breathing apparatuses were all necessary in Brandy's rescue in the wooded property. The concerns were underground gas leaks or a collapse.

"We also put special tubes down into the well, there, to get fresh air down there too," said Lt. Brian Gamble, Lake County Professional Firefighters Vice President.

"I don't know what we would have done if we hadn't found her," Hughes said. "She is a rescued rescue, and as they say, 'third time is the charm,' so hopefully it won't happen again."

The owner of the property is being contacted about the well. In the meantime, neighbors covered it with a wooden pallet.

As for Brandy, she's back home; her owner happy to have her back safe.

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