Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Scooby doh! Deaf dog stuck in cave

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A mine rescue team has been called in to help free a dog that has been trapped in a cave in the New South Wales Hunter Valley for nearly five days.

Scooby the deaf eight-year-old king charles spaniel has been stuck on the rural property at Sweetmans Creek since Sunday afternoon.

He ran into the cave while out walking with his owner.

The RSPCA has been at the site for several days now using jackhammers to clear a path, but have been unable to free him.

There were concerns for Scooby's health this morning, with some signs that he was a little weak.

But he has since been able to drink some water carefully and delicately delivered to him by the RSPCA.

The mine rescue team is on its way from Lake Macquarie on the state's mid-north coast.

They will be briefed by the RSPCA this afternoon before deciding on the best course of action.

Authorities are hopeful the dog will be freed this afternoon.