Police in north Fla. rescue puppy buried alive - Yahoo! News

Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow told The Gainesville Sun (Puppy found buried alive recovering nicely, officials say | Gainesville.com) that officers were disposing of evidence per a court order Thursday when they heard whimpering sounds.
Once they found the source of the sound, they started digging and rescued the puppy. He was head-first in an eight-inch hole and they believe he'd been there less than an hour.