Puppy rescued from well after being stuck for up to a week

HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. — A community banded together Monday to get help a puppy get rescued from an abandoned well in Cornelia.

Neighbors called the Habersham County Animal Care and Control to report that a dog had been stuck in a 10-foot hole for up to a week.

Habersham County Animal Care and Control Director Madi Nix was able to reach the scared pup with a ladder.

Nix said the puppy, who they named 'Timmy,' is feral.

"He has been on his own sine he was born in November," Nix said. "So he has been evading us for quite awhile, but it truly was a blessing in disguise."

Nix said she is proud of the community for helping rescue Timmy.

"This is a great story of community involvement," Nix said. "The neighbors all banded together with us to help make sure that we got Timmy out safely."

Timmy is recovering at the animal shelter in Clarkesville. He will be available for adoption if nobody claims him.