Dog rescued from under rock pile at San Francisco beach
It was unclear how Gwen came to be trapped under the rocks.
SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) - An animal control officer in San Francisco came to the rescue of a dog found trapped under a large pile of rocks near a beach shoreline.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control said in an Instagram post that a jogger running on Ocean Beach heard the sound of barking near a sewage treatment plant and discovered after some investigation that a springer spaniel was trapped underneath a pile of rocks.
Animal Care and Control Officer Carlos Ortega responded to the scene and became concerned about the dog s safety amid the rising tide.
Ortega was able to remove some of the large rocks and free the dog, who he was able to identify as Gwen, a 1-year-old that had earlier been reported missing by her owners. Ortega gave Gwen a ride to her home in Noe Valley.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control said it was unclear how Gwen came to be trapped under the rocks.
"Possibly, she dislodged a large rock, fell in, and the rock rolled on top," the department said. "However it happened, we re so glad she s now safe and sound at home!"