Falling into a 50m deep rock cave, living with a mountain of garbage and enjoying only a little light at the entrance of the cave for 6 years, people don’t even know the existence of the dog “living underground”. that.
Because the dog had lived in the dark for so long, the rescue team chose to go down to the cave at night to avoid hurting the poor animal’s eyes. They had to patiently feed more than 10 times to get used to it. After many times going back and forth, the rescue team finally successfully rescued the dog that has lived underground for 6 years.
The incident happened in a natural cave in Qujing town, Yunnan province, China, a dog was taken by villagers, a member of the Blue Sky Rescue Team and a member of the Cave Rescue Alliance. China joins hands to rescue. However, almost every time they approached, the dog “rejected”.
“Rescuing people may not be so loud!” – 1 netizen lamented.
On October 1, 2021, Luu Ngu Binh, a resident of Nha Ba Trai village, Phu Nguyen district, Khuc Tinh town, Yunnan province, China, went to dump garbage when he heard a dog barking. Out of curiosity, Luu Ngu Binh went to the cave entrance to check. The cave is located in the middle of the village, the road inside is very zigzag, surrounded by bamboo forest. The entrance to the cave is a polygon with a maximum width of about 3.5m, grass and moss clinging to the stone walls, sometimes there are bats flying around the entrance. To prevent bats from flying out a lot, the villagers built a wall over 1m high on one side of the mouth of the cave, later to facilitate the dumping of construction waste.
Luu Ngu Binh stood at the entrance of the cave and tried to whistle, and immediately heard the dog barking in response.
“The entrance to the cave is dark, it’s hard to see the bottom. Here in winter there will be dense fog, pick up stones and throw stones into the cave, it takes a while to hear the sound of falling.” – I said.
Nha Ba Trai village currently has more than 100 households, although there are 4-5 garbage reservoirs, but for convenience, people often dump garbage and wastewater into the cave. The village is mostly old people, they said the dog fell there 6 years ago. An old man told Luu Ngu Binh that he had never seen anyone down there, he also wanted to save the dog, but “the cave is too deep to bear” .
Luu Ngu Binh is a construction worker over 30 years old, that day was also the day he brought his daughter back home from surgery to recuperate. On October 27, 2021, he and two villagers tried to use a piece of wire to measure the length of the cave, and it was estimated that the cave was about 50m deep.
The inside of the cave contains a mountain of garbage
After the news about the dog was posted online, on November 5, 2021, a man named Wang Hongjie, living in Wenshan City, Yunnan Province, China contacted Liu Wuping and expressed that he wanted to participate in the rescue of the dog.
Vuong Hong Kiet’s hometown is famous for honey production and he has worked as a honey collector on the cliffs for more than 10 years, so his rope swing skills are quite good. When the Sichuan earthquake occurred in 2008, he happened to be rescued by the Blue Sky Rescue Team. Since then, in addition to selling honey, he regularly participates in charity relief activities.
Luu Ngu Binh was very happy and immediately agreed. Then, Vuong Hong Kiet asked his friend Lu Phat Song, who is a member of the China Cave Rescue Alliance. Luu Ngu Binh brought the two of them to join a newly formed animal rescue group (currently more than 20 members) and planned to rescue the dog in distress.
Vuong Hong Kiet said that compared to other types of rescue such as mountain rescue, in China there are fewer rescues in caves, partly due to the higher risk factor in cave rescue.
Main rescue group Luu Ngu Binh, Lu Phat Song, Vuong Hong Kiet (from left to right)
At about 11pm on November 15, 2021, a few people entered the cave to check on the situation, after hearing the barking in response, they guessed the dog was “quite healthy”.
“The dog has lived in the cave for a long time, so the lack of oxygen can be ruled out.” – Vuong Hong Kiet said.
The cave is about 50m deep, but for Vuong Hong Kiet, getting down is not difficult and only takes a few minutes. He also carries a wooden stick with a length of nearly 2m and a diameter equivalent to a mineral water bottle cap for self-defense, in case the dog is scared and attacks him.
At 8pm on November 15, 2021, Vuong Hong Kiet was in the cave
“My first feeling after entering the cave was that it was dark, I turned off the headlights and discovered that there was only a little light coming down from the entrance. The surrounding really stinks, in the cave there are 2 floors, the entrance to the floor 2 was blocked by trash and mud, I guess if it weren’t for that mountain of trash, the dog would have died when it fell.” – Vuong Hong Kiet said.
Knowing that the dog was quite big, Lu Phat Song also went down to help. After looking closely, they found that it was very normal and showed no signs of illness, weighed about 15kg and was a bitch. In addition, they also discovered that the dog had been drinking water flowing down from the cave wall to form shallow water on the ground.
“What a wonderful creation!” – Lu Phat Song admired the arrangement of nature.
On November 29, 2021, the above dog suddenly appeared on a hot search on Chinese social networks, after Liu Wuping posted news of a successful rescue. Many people contacted the rescue team to send clothes, someone sent dog food, someone offered to adopt it as soon as it was brought up.
Cozy new house of “dog girl” Dien Dien in Luu Ngu Binh’s yard
Rescuers later recounted that while rescuing it, it panicked, but when it was brought into the cage and brought back to Mr. Luu Ngu Binh’s house, it was surprisingly quiet.
After being rescued at 00 o’clock on November 30, 2021, Luu Ngu Binh named the dog Dien Dien and temporarily locked it in a cage for his family. He said the dog after being rescued almost only sleeps, he is training it to get used to the sun again.
“Maybe because Tian Tian was in the dark for too long, during the day when there is light, it will be ‘out of time zone’, so it looks a bit tired during the day.” – I said.
Currently, Luu Ngu Binh is the one to adopt the dog, Vuong Hong Kiet and Lu Phat Song complete the task, everyone goes home. It is known that Luu Ngu Binh’s family loves the dog very much, and netizens also send a lot of food and medicine to Dien Dien. Many people shared the news about the dog to convey the message of “don’t give up in front of difficulties” and praise Mr.