Missing Pet Found In Sinkhole 6 Days Later

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Goldie the Labrador retriever never misses a meal. So when she vanished from a vineyard near Viroqua last week, her owners were devastated. They knew their pet would never wander far from home.

Mary and Jeff Aderman searched by foot and by car and put up posters hoping to find their beloved dog. Six days passed, but no Goldie. The couple grew doubtful.

Then on Monday Jeff was collecting grapes in the vineyard when he heard a strange sound coming from the nearby meadow. He discovered a sinkhole in the meadow about six feet deep. At the bottom was Goldie looking up at him. She had survived the elements without food or water for nearly a week.

Mary Aderman tells the La Crosse Tribune that once Goldie was lifted from the hole, she made a beeline for the house.

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