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Incredible Moment Deaf Dog Trapped For 30hrs In Rabbit Hole Is Rescued

Incredible Moment Deaf Dog Trapped For 30hrs In Rabbit Hole Is Rescued

A poor dog was stuck down a rabbit hole for 30 hours before she was rescued.

Deaf cocker spaniel, Dizzy, disappeared during a walk with her owner Duncan Flowers in Burlish Top, Worcestershire, on Sunday.

But they have now finally been reunited. Watch the adorable clip below:

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Duncan, 54, penned an appeal on social media after he lost his pup, and amazingly a group of 70 turned up with torches to help find him, staying out until after midnight.

They didn't have any joy when they were looking for little Dizzy at first. However, the following morning, he noticed a rabbit hole in a nearby field.

Duncan then phoned a mate who arrived with a JBC digger and they began to dig around the last place he'd seen Dizzy, on the off chance she might be there.

The pup was rescued from deep in the rabbit hole (Credit: SWNS)
The pup was rescued from deep in the rabbit hole (Credit: SWNS)
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Remarkably, he and his pals were left gobsmacked when the ten-year-old mutt "popped up out of nowhere" covered in dirt from down the 20ft (6m) hole.

In adorable image, you can see the moment the shaking dog was picked up from the hole and reunited with an emotional Duncan as onlookers cheered.

Self-employed roofer Duncan, of Stourport, Worcs., reflecting on the mammoth effort to find his pup, he recalled: "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.

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The pup was deep under ground (Credit: SWNS)
The pup was deep under ground (Credit: SWNS)

"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.

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"I went back home and put a post on social media and people started phoning up left, right and centre 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.

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They started digging after spotting a rabbit hole (Credit: SWNS)
They started digging after spotting a rabbit hole (Credit: SWNS)
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"Someone suggested taking a coat or blanket and leaving it where I'd last seen him in case she came back but I got up at 6am the next morning and there was still no sign of her.

"I phoned the dog warden, the vets, put up posts online and then I thought to myself, she must still be in that hedgerow.

"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.

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Duncan pulled out all the stops to find the pup (Credit: SWNS)
Duncan pulled out all the stops to find the pup (Credit: SWNS)

"It only went down two metres 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."

The pup was reunited with Duncan (Credit: SWNS)
The pup was reunited with Duncan (Credit: SWNS)

Duncan continued: "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."

He added that it was "just brilliant" to have her back home.

We reckon Dizzy is a very lucky pup indeed.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life News, Animals, Dogs

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