Dog reunites with hero firefighters

Dog owner Audrey Fantauzzi at Fire Station 421 with her dog Benny Wednesday February 26, 2014, to...

Dog owner Audrey Fantauzzi at Fire Station 421 with her dog Benny Wednesday February 26, 2014, to see Capt. Brian Scriver (middle) and firefighter Dan Schwarz, who rescued dog from a 15-m deep hole. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:46 PM ET

TORONTO -- Firefighters who rescued a dog from a 4.5-metre deep hole last week got the chance to shake his paw on Wednesday.

Benny, a white wheaten terrier, was thought to be missing in a ravine near his Weston Rd.-Rogers Rd. home last Tuesday, waiting for owner Audrey Fantauzzi.

Instead, he fell into a little-noticed abandoned well below their backyard fence, where he remained trapped for three days.

"The funny thing was, my husband kept saying every morning 'I hear him barking, he must be down the hill because I hear him barking,'"¯ Fantauzzi said. "We never thought he'd be in the hole."

The nervous¯ four-year-old took of¯ outside their home around 9:30 p.m. after another dog spooked him, the 58-year-old recalled.

 

 


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