Dog, Trapped In Cave, Found Safe And Sound

A Russell County dog's owner says he's lucky today.

His coon hound, Homer, apparently fell into a sink hole which then led to a cave this weekend. The dog wasn't seen for several days, but was wearing a GPS collar when he disappeared.

Some cavers made it within 50 yards of Homer but said it was just too dangerous to go any further inside the cave.

They were hoping Homer would find another way out of the cave and he did! A searcher spotted him and Homer was reunited with his owner on Monday afternoon.

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  • by dededee Location: somewheres on Feb 8, 2008 at 10:27 PM
    so russell county still believe a hunting dog to be more important than children,and women unbelieveable. hunting dog is worth risking lives for and makes higher news than human lives..sickos
  • by WTF???? Location: Ky on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:48 AM
    And this is news why???People's safety was put at risk to save a stupid dog!!!How about this phone call..."Yes Mrs.Smith your husband died trying to save a dog that got lost in a cave..He was a brave man and died trying to .....uhhh....uhhh....He died trying to save a dumb dog!!!!Get a life people!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    Another canine story? Has Kentucky gone to the dogs?
  • by Donna Location: Spaulding on Jan 30, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    Wouldn't it be great if they could adapt those systems to a coal miners uniform or mining belt in case of a rockfall/accident? It would be a great help to mine rescue operations.
  • by deedee on Jan 29, 2008 at 09:12 PM
    Awww that's great!
  • by Jed Clampett on Jan 29, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    Come listen to a story 'bout a dog in a cave, he got lost so it was him we had to save, thought he got himself in quite a little mess, but around his collar was strapped a GPS, (Global Positioning System that is), Well the first thing you know his owner got scared, but in the nick of time some people showed they cared, Said in your house is where you ought to be, You're nuthin but a little bad doggy....***How's that Zatoichi?*******
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 29, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    Can't wait to hear the song "Ballad of the CaveDog".
  • by Jeb Location: Lex on Jan 29, 2008 at 06:43 AM
    I'm glad they found him. If not, I'm guessing the artist in the Barbaro statue controversy would want to make a statue of a dead dog in a cave. For those who don't know what I'm referring to, see the Barbaro statue article.
  • by ben Location: lex on Jan 29, 2008 at 06:41 AM
    Put a smile on my face! :)
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Jan 29, 2008 at 05:13 AM
    Wonderful news! Thanks to the crew who searched for him!
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