FRANKLIN (AP) – A playful pooch might wind up in the doghouse after calling 911 on its owners’ phone.

An emergency operator answered a 911 call at about 6:20 a.m. from a home on Route 182, but nobody was on the line and all the operator could hear was a shuffling noise in the background, said Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Campbell.

Campbell and two emergency medical technicians went to the house to investigate, but the owners weren’t home.

What they found instead was a husky puppy and a chewed-up cordless phone on the floor.

The homeowners later said that it was the first time they had left the dog at home by itself, Campbell said.

“He didn’t need any help,” the deputy said of the dog. “He hit the right numbers, though.”

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