CLAYTON, Ga. -- Authorities say a dog that fell into a 10-foot deep sewer hole in the northeast Georgia mountains survived for nearly three weeks on raw sewage, rain water and vegetation before being rescued.
Police in Clayton tell CBS Atlanta that Phoebe, a lab mix, lost nearly half of her body weight in the ordeal.
Authorities say a passerby, Richard Hahn, heard growling from an open manhole Sunday, and spotted the dog at the bottom of the hole.
Clayton police Sgt. Tim Brown and Officer Richard Hunter attached a cup to a pole to lower water to the dog. They were then able to use the pole to bring the dog to the surface.
Phoebe was reunited with her owner after a city worker posted a photo of her on Facebook.