VERNON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - A golden retriever in Vernon County survived nearly two weeks without food and water before being rescued.
Vernon county animal control officer Seth Young says he found the dog, named Mercedes trapped in a metal culvert in the Town of Jefferson.
Mercedes disappeared on November 22nd and the culvert she was trapped in was right across the road from her home.
Young with the help of the Viroqua Fire Department got Mercedes out of the culvert with the jaws of life.
Young says the dog was uninjured but was very hungry and thirsty.