Nico the chihuahua has been extracted from a complex network of blanket caves after a four hour search, according to a statement by the Ford County Sheriff’s Department.
“Our citizens and our emergency responders can rest easy tonight, knowing that Nico is safe,” said Captain Arnold Gomez, the officer leading the rescue operation. “It seems the pup dug himself a cozy den to keep warm and just went a little too deep.”
The search was organized when concerned friends and family noticed Nico did not come running at the sound of the can opener.
“He’s never one to miss a meal,” says Rachel Fitzgerald, who filed the original missing pup report. “That’s when we knew something was wrong.”
Sources close to the situation say Nico is resting comfortably on the couch, avoiding contact with all blankets and pillows for the time being.