Nancy Husky, who lives in Maryville, TN, was taking her beloved dog Charlie on a walk when she got on an elevator in her apartment building. She thought Charlie was with her, but the doors shut on the leash and he was caught on the other side.
As the elevator rose, the dog was lifted off the floor. A resident tried the free the dog, but then the metal doors opened and he fell 30 feet down the elevator shaft.
An hour later, maintenance crews were able to rescue the Chihuahua mix. Thankfully, the small pup survived with just minor injuries.
To its credit, the Maryville Housing Authority is now looking to install sensors on all the elevators in its properties. If any item is detected in a door, it will halt any movement.
Please use caution when taking any pet on an elevator. Not all dogs will be so lucky.