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Dogs stuck in Fallbrook-area grove recuperating


Last updated 8/29/2017 at Noon

CARLSBAD ­– Thanks to an attentive farmworker, two Labrador retrievers were recuperating at a county animal shelter today after spending days stuck and starving in an underground pipe at a North County orchard.

The dogs' life-threatening plight started coming to light last week, when a man tending orange and avocado trees at the Fallbrook-area grove heard bouts of mysterious whining and whimpering with no apparent source, according to the county Department of Animal Services (DAS).

Initially, the worker dismissed the unexplained sounds. When they continued for days, however, he began t...

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