"ACCT Philly received a call about the situation from Leela's owner and we dispatched animal control officers Choi and Davidson to the scene," Ame Dorminy, communications and development specialist at ACCT Philly, told The Dodo. "Officer Choi crawled under the home with a rope and managed to get it around Leela's chest, but when he began to pull her up, the rope broke. At that point, the officers called the Philadelphia Fire Department for assistance."
When the fire department arrived, it determined that the easiest way to rescue the 6-year-old pit bull would be to cut a hole in the kitchen floor directly above the well. The rescuers had also brought along a sturdier rope, and through the new hole, they were able to drop the rope down and loop it securely around Leela's chest.
Poor Leela was walking circles around the tiny well, desperately trying to find a way out, but when she realized there were people trying to help her, she immediately began to relax.