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Man Scrambles To Free Dog Trapped In Landslide, And She’s Not On Her Own

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on September 19, 2023

When Soner Büümez heard the desperate howls of an animal in distress, he knew he had to act quickly. Working on a farm near a recent landslide, Büümez discovered a stray dog trapped in a collapsed hole, with only her head visible above the ground. Determined to save the suffering animal, Büümez and a colleague dug the dog out using their bare hands and a small shovel.


But the dog’s howls continued, leading Büümez and his colleague to suspect that she was not alone. They resumed their search, and soon discovered a tiny, dirt-covered body. It was a puppy! The mother dog had been trying to protect her babies, and the two men knew they couldn’t leave without rescuing them all.

Over the next two hours, Büümez and his colleague painstakingly dug out a total of eight puppies. Tragically, one did not survive, but the mother dog was reunited with her seven healthy pups, thanks to the quick thinking and hard work of the two Good Samaritans.


Büümez believes that the mother dog had been trying to create a safe home for her family when the hole collapsed due to the landslide. Now, thanks to Büümez’s kindness, the dog family will no longer have to fend for themselves. He has taken them all in, vowing to care for them as if they were his own.

“Their condition is generally very good. The mother and her puppies are safe,” Büümez said. “I will take care of them as if they were my own.” This incredible rescue story serves as a reminder of the power of compassion and the importance of helping those in need – whether they have two legs or four.

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