A deaf dog was trapped in a rabbit hole for thirty hours after making a wrong step while on a walk with her owner.
Dizzy the cocker spaniel is an adorable pooch that went missing while on a walk with owner Duncan Flowers. While the pair was strolling around Burlish Top in Worcestershire, England, Dizzy fell into a 20-foot-deep rabbit hole when her owner wasn’t watching.
Following the dog’s disappearance, Flowers pleaded with social media users to help him look for Dizzy. Eventually, some 70 people showed up to assist the 54-year-old in his search for the elderly dog.
Unfortunately, their mission bore no fruits even though the rescue crew searched the woods until after midnight.
Refusing to give up, Flowers returned to the area where Dizzy went missing the following morning. After spotting a rabbit hole nearby, he decided to ask his friend for help and the team began excavating the ground with a digger. Some 20 feet down the hole, they spotted the 10-year-old cocker spaniel that was covered in soil.
“We went for a walk over Burlish Top with the two dogs on Sunday. We were on the way back home when Dizzy went into a hedgerow between two fields and disappeared,” Flowers explained.
“I went round the other side but she was gone. I hung around for a couple of hours thinking she had run off and would come back but I couldn’t find her.
“I went back home and put a post on social media and people started phoning up left, right and center offering to help look for her. From about 5pm until after midnight, about 70 people were out looking for her with torches all over the Rifle Range and Blackstone but no one could find her.”
The 54-year-old dog owner added: “I went back with a shovel and phoned a mate who works down the drains and he came and put a camera down a rabbit hole.
“It only went down two meters and still we couldn’t see her, so I phoned my other friend whose got a small JCB digger and he brought that over.
“We started digging, we didn’t even know she was in there, but I just had an inkling. Two and a half hours later – we were about 20 feet in to the hole and about 10 foot deep – she just popped up out of no where. It was like a miracle.
“She had been in there for about 30 hours. I couldn’t believe it. I wrapped her up in my coat and carried her back home.
“She was shaking and shivering but as soon as I opened the door she ran straight in the house, tail wagging and started eating and drinking. She wasn’t injured thankfully. It’s just brilliant to have her back home.”
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