Pet dachshund ‘Tinkerbell’ believed dead after mudslide found alive and well

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Henry Needham’s grandson hold pet dachshund Tinkerbell after the dog was rescued from a home that was severely damaged by a mudslide in Camarillo Springs, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

CAMARILLO SPRINGS, Calif. — A California family’s pet dog was believed to have been killed when a mudslide damaged their home on Halloween night, but the pooch was found alive and well over the weekend.

Mud and rocks broke through Henry Needham’s home, leaving mud that was waist-deep. Firefighters rescued Needham, but his dog, a dachshund named Tinkerbell, was believed to have been killed.

But on Sunday, Needham’s grandson heard Tinkerbell barking from inside the damaged home. Firefighters came back and rescued the dog.

Dozens of neighbors were cheering as the mud-splattered dog came out of the home, Needham told KTLA.

A neighbor shared photos of Tinkerbell being held by Needham’s grandson just after the rescue.


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