Police 'Dog Whisperers' Rescue Pet Trapped Under Upstate New York Home

Police in West Seneca, New York, said they dispatched their “two best dog whisperers” after receiving reports on August 2 of a dog named Buttercup trapped deep under the foundation of a house.

Police, who documented the rescue operation in a series of tongue-in-cheek updates on Twitter, posted a photo of two officers at the scene, including one looking worried as she kneeled down near a hole through which they were trying to reach the dog, and the other officer on his feet, cocking his head and wearing a pair of sunglasses.

“Buttercup somehow managed to make his way deep under the home’s foundation and can’t get out. Officer Rave is very concerned. Officer Pingitore is only concerned with looking cool.,” the police department tweeted.

With Buttercup out of reach, police determined that digging a hole was “the only way out.” They then posted a video of Officer Pingatore using a shovel as Officer Rave lay on her belly, trying to gain access to the dog. “We’ve brought in the heavy machinery,” police tweeted. “Not a precision machine though as he just shoveled dirt on Officer Rave’s head.”

In a moment police say was inspired by the ongoing Summer Olympics, Pingatore passed a flashlight to Rave “like a relay baton.”

Eventually, after some more digging, Officer Rave managed to reach in and grabbed a hold of Buttercup, reuniting her with her owners. “Gold medals for everyone!” West Seneca Police tweeted.

West Seneca Police said Officer Pingitore, who was shown standing near Officer Rave as she lay in the dirt trying to reach Buttercup, would “make a great supervisor someday.” Credit: West Seneca Police via Storyful