Firefighter carriers the dog out of the sinkhole
A firefighter carries the golden retriever out of the sinkhole. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A golden retriever was reunited with her owner Wednesday morning after the dog fell into a sinkhole on a Rancho Penasquitos road, according to the San Diego Humane Society.

The dog, named Ruby, was walking off-leash with her owner Tuesday night when she ran over to investigate a sinkhole in the street and fell in, said Humane Society Law Enforcement Sgt. Laurel Monreal.

The Humane Society was called to the location, near the intersection of Darkwood Road and Park Village Road, around 11 p.m. Tuesday to assist the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department with the rescue, Monreal said.

Emergency responders descended into the hole using a ladder and brought the dog up to safety unharmed.

“I was concerned that she maybe had a fractured pelvis or some injuries but right now she’s walking on all fours, wagging her tail and happy to be on solid ground,” Monreal said.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, police shut down the westbound lanes of Park Village Road after they were notified of the roughly 10-foot-wide sinkhole.

City crews were dispatched to the scene to repair the sinkhole, but it was not immediately clear when the roadway would reopen.

— City News Service