Dogs rescued after being trapped over 3 weeks in old missile silo

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Dogs missing for 22 days found alive in empty missile silo

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Two German Shepherds that went missing from their backyard were found over three weeks later in an old missile silo.

The dogs owner, Jessica Donges, said she almost lost hope after she had placed posters around town and posted online, according to our CBS affiliates at KREM 2. There were no signs or tips on the dogs, named Zeus and Ziva.

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Donges said she decided to look in her backyard one more time, and she found a part of the fence that was broken. She was walking near an old missile silo about 200 yards from her house when she heard a faint bark.

“I just heard a single bark, and I had to check it out, she said.

When she walked through the door, she could hear barking and saw a “gigantic hole,” she said.

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Despite being wet, cold and hungry, the dogs were in the hole and alive.

She said the dogs started splashing in the water and “freaking out” when they saw her.

The fire department responded and got the dogs out safely. The dogs survived on the standing water they were stranded in.

The dogs are working on regaining some weight after losing a combined 55 pounds.

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