Pulaski County first responders rescue Dalmatian trapped in cave along Claytor Lake

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(Photo: Courtesy Pulaski County Special Operations Team)

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders in Pulaski County were called out on Tuesday to help track down and rescue a Dalmatian that had been trapped for two days inside a cave on the cliffs along Claytor Lake.

According to the Pulaski County Special Operations Team, resources were requested shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, but it took until 1:15 p.m. to find the dog due to the steep slope and thick vegetation. However, team members were still able to hear the canine while they were using a boat to search the shoreline.

The special operations team says the dog had gotten tangled up in its leash, preventing it from getting out of the cave on its own.

The Dalmatian was removed from the cave and reunited with its owner by approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

This news comes after the Pulaski County Animal Control announced on Facebook that two Dalmatians had gone missing after being seen near the lake in Draper on Sunday, June 20.

Pulaski County Animal Control later updated the post to say that one of the dogs returned home on Monday, June 21 and that the second dog returned home Tuesday.

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