Police in north Fla. rescue puppy buried alive

Associated Press
An undated photo provided by the Williston Police Department shows a puppy that police officers found buried alive Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 in Williston, Fla. Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow told The Gainesville Sun that officers were disposing of evidence per a court order on Thursday when they heard whimpering sounds, started digging and rescued the puppy. They believe he's about two weeks old and estimate that he'd been buried for less than an hour. The chief says the puppy will be placed "in a loving home." (AP Photo/Williston Police Department, Wayne Carson)
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An undated photo provided by the Williston Police Department shows a puppy that police officers found …

WILLISTON, Fla. (AP) — Police officers found a puppy buried alive near a pit in north Florida.

Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow told The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/SUdwhM) that officers were disposing of evidence per a court order Thursday when they heard whimpering sounds.

Once they found the source of the sound, they started digging and rescued the puppy. He was head-first in an eight-inch hole and they believe he'd been there less than an hour.

Strow says the puppy was rushed to an animal clinic, where workers fed him with a baby bottle and started him on solid food.

The chief says the puppy, who is about two weeks old, will be placed "in a loving home."

In the meantime, Strow says police want to know who buried the puppy.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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