Lonely Planet Writer

Blind dog named Christmas saved after month trapped in well

A blind elderly dog fell into a well several metres deep near Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo and survived there a month, thanks to scraps of food thrown down to it by local children.

Blind dog gets the ultimate Christmas gift.
Blind dog gets the ultimate Christmas gift. Image by starsandspirals / CC BY-SA 2.0

The sad story has a happy ending though, as animal rescuer Fahrudin Caki Bravo and his friend Ratko Koblar came to the animal’s aid just in time for Christmas. The pair drove for hours to reach the well and then descended on a rope into the darkness, attached harness to the dog, and hoisted it back out of the well. The dog, who has been named ‘Christmas’, is now looking for a safe and loving home. Read more: upi.com