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Senior German shepherd rescued from 50-foot backyard sinkhole

A 15-year-old German shepherd dog trapped inside an old septic tank was rescued Wednesday from a 50-foot sinkhole in the backyard of a home in an unincorporated area bordering Compton.

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters responded to 13709 S. Stanford Ave., near Rosecrans Avenue, in West Rancho Dominguez, around 5 p.m. where they spent three hours trying to save Maya, the department reported.

“The dog initially was just kind of laying there, seemed a little fatigued,” Troy Litchfield, the firefighter that rescued Maya, told CBS 2. “Once we were bringing in the treats you can definitely see the dog turning around, starting to interact a lot more.”

A veterinarian examined Maya the fortunate German shepherd, who was later returned to her owners, CBS 2 reported.

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