Fortunately, this story had a satisfying conclusion!
A terrified puppy was rescued after being imprisoned underground for days by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and firemen. Shortly before lunchtime on March 1, rescuers in Coalville, Leicestershire, received a call about a terrified dog trapped in a badger’s sett.
The caller identified himself as the dog’s worried owner, who also stated that the pet had been stranded for more than 60 hours. The dog crept inside the sett but was unable to escape after being imprisoned within for more than 60 hours, according to the Daily Mail.
Fire and Rescue Service arrived, they carefully listened to determine where the dog was. Based on the pet’s barking, they narrowed down a region and began excavating. According to reports, officials also used specialized listening and finding equipment to locate the trapped canine, and more rescue personnel were called in to help.
They discovered it around 4 p.m. after much digging, thanks to the dog’s whimpers. The dog was eventually rescued shortly before 5 p.m. and handed over to RSPCA inspectors in a secure manner. After everything that had happened, the puppy was allowed to rest on the ground for a while before being reunited with its adoring owner.
Because no other animals were found in the area, it is assumed that the badger sett was dormant. The rescue comes just days after a border terrier was trapped inside a badger sett in Rowde, Wiltshire, for six days. Bumble, the dog, fell into it while out for a walk, according to Mirror. Her owner, Annie Davidson, had then put out a missing dog appeal, believing that her dog had climbed out of it because she was nowhere to be found.
Bumble popped her head out of the earth one day and struggled to get back to safety. Of course, the dog was dehydrated and weak from not eating for 6 days, but thankfully, her condition was not life-threatening and she was saved. “We’re overjoyed to have Bumble back.” She had a traumatic experience. Bumble popped out of the badger den. “She’s very thin and dehydrated, but otherwise fine,” Davidson said, relieved that her pet was doing well.