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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Frances G
Carla G4 months ago

Thank you for posting

Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith11 months ago

omg poor dog

Chrissie R
Chrissie Rabout a year ago

Thank you for posting.

Annie S
christine sabout a year ago

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

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Peggy B1 years ago


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Lindsay Kemp1 years ago

Thanks for re-posting.

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Marie W1 years ago


Beverly T
Beverly Twigg2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

heather g
heather g2 years 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....