Man Hears Barking From Under Pavement and Rescues Buried-Alive Dog

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally published on October 4, 2015. Enjoy!

A pregnant dog buried alive under paving stones for two days was rescued by local hero Rustam Vadim who heard a soft barking sound as he walked home with family in the Russian city of Voronezh.

Concerned about the dog’s survival, Rustam immediately went to the public utilities office to ask for help in rescuing her but was told that that department had not made the repair to a long-standing large hole in the street and they could not help.

Apparently, workers from a different government agency had made the repair and were unaware of the dog hiding in the hole as they sealed it over with paving stones.

“My husband started to hammer to pull out the cobblestone and to hand dig out the sand because he did not have a shovel,” Rustam’s wife explains. “There was a gap that laid between the large cobblestones. My husband removed one stone and saw the face of a dog. He started to slowly pull out the dog as she is pregnant. After rescuing the dog, we recovered the hole so there is no threat to people.”

The dog was reportedly taken to a shelter and is being cared for. How many of you would like a man like Rustam as your friend or neighbor?

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Chrissie R
Chrissie R17 days ago

Thank you for posting.

Annie S
christine s17 days ago

What a wonderful man ,I wonder how many people would have done the same thing .

Peggy B
Peggy B5 months ago


One Heart i
One Heart inc5 months ago


Lindsay K
Lindsay K7 months ago

Thanks for re-posting.

Marie W
Marie W7 months ago


Beverly T
Beverly Twigg10 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

heather g
heather g11 months ago

I don't remember reading the original article, but at least the authorities could easily have established who was to blame for this shameless, cruel act. I'm pleased to hear that the dog has a good home now....

Pat P
Pat P11 months ago

It was odd that none of the bricks above the dog were cemented (or even laid flush in place). Whoever finished off the payment did a pretty lousy job--unless someone came an unsealed it?

ALL puppies died?! Who would bury a pregnant dog and her puppies under the pavement like that, and not know it?

Billie R
Billie R11 months ago

God bless this man richly please.