Video captures puppies unbelievable rescue from cave

When the ‘Hope for Paws’ foundation was called to rescue three stray puppies they had no idea that they would make a much greater discovery. 

The puppies, who were hiding out in a cave, had been abandoned by their mother so two local woman had been feeding them before they finally decided to call in the experts. 

'Hope for Paws' founder Eldad Hagar and his team arrived on the scene and tried to lure the frightened puppies out with a cheeseburger. But when they grabbed the first one, the rest retreated deep into the cave in fear. 

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Determined to save the helpless creatures, Hagar crawled into a tight opening in the rocks where he was shocked to see there where many more puppies than he thought. Three were easier to rescue, but the rest of the litter was huddled deep in a back chamber. 

“I had very, very little space but I was able to crawl in,” Hagar explained to the media. “I just had to feel around and grab for body parts, and once I had a tail, then I had the other rescuers pull me out by my legs with the dog.”

The excavation took over seven hours of hard work, but eventually all nine trembling puppies were free.

Watch the whole amazing rescue above. 

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A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout picture provided by the Italian Fire Department shows an aerial view of hotel Rigopiano after it was hit by an avalanche in Farindola (Pescara), Abruzzo region, early 19 January 2017.

(Photo by ITALIAN FIRE DEPARTMENT/HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Rescuers walk near the rescue operations center in Penne, some 20 km from the site of an avalanche that engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in heavy snow and earthquake-ravaged central Italy, on January 23, 2017. Italian rescuers pulled nine survivors from the hotel hit by an avalanche on January 18, 2016 and continue to search the 23 people still trapped under the ruins. A sixth victim was pulled out of the rubble and snow yesterday.

(FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

A handout picture provided by the Italian Fire Department shows an aerial view of hotel Rigopiano after it was hit by an avalanche in Farindola (Pescara), Abruzzo region, early 19 January 2017.

(Photo by ITALIAN FIRE DEPARTMENT / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Member of the Italian Red Cross walk near the rescue operations center in Penne, some 20 km from the site of an avalanche that engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in heavy snow and earthquake-ravaged central Italy, on January 23, 2017. Italian rescuers pulled nine survivors from the hotel hit by an avalanche on January 18, 2016 and continue to search the 23 people still trapped under the ruins. A sixth victim was pulled out of the rubble and snow yesterday.

(FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian soldiers walk near the rescue operations center in Penne, some 20 km from the site of an avalanche that engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in heavy snow and earthquake-ravaged central Italy, on January 23, 2017. Italian rescuers pulled nine survivors from the hotel hit by an avalanche on January 18, 2016 and continue to search the 23 people still trapped under the ruins. A sixth victim was pulled out of the rubble and snow yesterday.

(FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

A photo taken from a video shows the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, hit by an avalanche, in this January 19, 2017 handout picture provided by Italy's Finance Police.

(Guardia Di Finanza/Handout via REUTERS)

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