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VIDEO: Crews work to rescue deaf puppy stuck in hole in Alabama

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 01:41:24-04

UPDATE: Rescue crews were able to get the dog free from the hole late Friday night. So far there has been no update on its condition, though it appeared to be awake and moving. 

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Rescue crews are feverishly working to save a 7-week-old deaf puppy that fell down a 50-foot crevice behind a house in Alabama.

The puppy -- Toffee -- somehow fell into the inches-wide space and authorities have been working to free the dog since about 5 p.m. Thursday.

The hole varies in size but isn't large enough for a human to climb into.

Toffee is being fostered by a family in Huntsville. Laura Collins West, the puppy's foster mother, said in a post on Facebook that the fire department and cave rescue teams came out Thursday to help but had to stop when night fell. The effort continued Friday.

A net with food was lowered but the puppy didn't get in. The puppy is believed to be alive and has eaten some of the food Friday.