Crews work to rescue deaf puppy stuck in hole in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Rescue crews are feverishly working to save a 7-week-old deaf puppy that fell down a 50-foot (15-meter) crevice behind a house in Alabama.

The puppy - Toffee - somehow fell into the inches-wide space and authorities have been working to free the dog since about 5 p.m. Thursday.

The hole varies in size but isn't large enough for a human to climb into.

Toffee is being fostered by a family in Huntsville. Laura Collins West, the puppy's foster mother, said in a post on Facebook that the fire department and cave rescue teams came out Thursday to help but had to stop when night fell. The effort continued Friday.

A net with food was lowered but the puppy didn't get in.

Huntsville television stations are live-streaming the recovery efforts.