A Sicklerville, New Jersey dog was buried alive after a scuffle with a skunk. Amazingly enough, she survived, earning her a nomination for America's most unusual pet insurance claim.
Peanut, a dachshund-terrier mix, was buried beneath the deck of her home for hours, according to VPIHamboneAward.com.
Around 2:30 a.m., Peanut's owners, the Wolframs, called 911 after their pup got into a scuffle with a skunk and somehow ended up buried alive. Winslow Township Fire Department responded, but couldn't find peanut.
Refusing to give up, Christy Wolfram grabbed a shovel and kept digging. One firefighter helped, and soon that man saw a small paw in the dirt.
Peanut was alive and barely breathing. She was rushed to a local veterinarian. A week and a half later, Peanut was fully recovered!
Her amazing story has earned her a nomination for VPI's Hambone Award for most unsual pet insurance claim.
VPI says they review millions of pet insurance claims a year. Each month, they pick the most unusual, ending the year with 12 nominees for the Hambone.
The winner is decided by public vote.