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Dog reunited with owner after 2 weeks missing in uncovered manhole in Seneca

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SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate dog owner is happy to be reunited with his furry friend after he says his dog was trapped in a 20-foot deep manhole just yards from their home for more than two weeks.

Chase Theodore said his 1-year-old dog Macy had been missing since November 17 from his home in Seneca. He was offering a reward for anyone who could bring her back home.

About two weeks later, luck changed for Theodore. He said on December 2, one of his roommates was walking with his dog, and he said his dog started sniffing in the area of an uncovered manhole and soon enough he heard Macy bark.

They were able to retrieve Macy from the hole with a hammock and get her checked out by a veterinarian. They say she was happy and healthy, just a little skinnier. She lost eight pounds during the experience. The owner said he's been feeding Macy chicken with rice and vegetables to help her gain back the weight.

Theodore said the pup has been more than spoiled since she came home.

"I've just been not separated from her and I don't let her out of my sight to make sure she doesn't go wandering off anywhere," Theodore said. "She's a new velcro dog."

While Macy is happy to be playing with the other dogs, Theodore said it's heartbreaking knowing she was trapped so close to home for so long.

"I remember a couple of days ago I had to scrape ice off my car and she was down there trying to stay warm the whole time," he said.

He estimates the manhole was about 20 feet deep, and at the bottom next Macy was a dead deer. Theodore said after going down into the hole, it's a miracle that Macy wasn't hurt.

"There were nails stuck into the bottom of my shoe and there was rusted out metal and jagged shards and the deer was rotting down there," Theodore said. "It's just really sad that she had to stay down there."

He said the manhole has since been covered.

Theodore said Macy had her 1-year birthday the day before she was found. She's been playing tug-of-war with the other dogs nonstop since she came home.

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