Deaf cocker spaniel is rescued from 20-foot rabbit hole by JCB after being stuck there for 30 hours 


Dizzy rascal! Deaf cocker spaniel called Dizzy who ran into a rabbit hole and got stuck 20ft underground is rescued by a JCB after being stuck there for 30 hours

  • Deaf cocker spaniel Dizzy disappeared during a walk with owner Duncan Flowers
  • Mr Flowers, 54, put out an appeal on social media in a bit to try and find Dizzy  
  • He and a friend used a JCB digger to find Dizzy in a 20-foot rabbit hole 

This is the heartwarming moment a missing dog was rescued after being stuck down a rabbit hole for 30 hours.

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

Mr Flowers, 54, put out an appeal on social media and was overwhelmed when a group of 70 people turned out with torches to help search for Dizzy until after midnight.

But after having no joy Mr Flowers almost gave up hope of finding his pet when he decided to return to the spot where she went missing from the following morning.

This is the heartwarming moment a missing dog was rescued after being stuck down a rabbit hole for 30 hours

After noticing a rabbit hole in a nearby field, Mr Flowers phoned a friend who arrived with a JCB digger and they began to dig on the off chance Dizzy might be there.

And Mr Flowers and his pals were left gobsmacked when the ten-year-old mutt ‘popped up out of nowhere’ covered in dirt from down the 20-foot hole.

Adorable footage shows the moment the shaking pooch was lifted from the hole and reunited with an emotional Mr Flowers as onlookers cheered.

Self-employed roofer Mr Flowers, of Stourport, Worcestershire, said: ‘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.

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

Mr Flowers, 54, put out an appeal on social media and was overwhelmed when a group of 70 people turned out with torches to help search for Dizzy until after midnight

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

‘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 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.

After noticing a rabbit hole in a nearby field, Mr Flowers phoned a friend who arrived with a JCB digger and they began to dig on the off chance Dizzy might be there

After noticing a rabbit hole in a nearby field, Mr Flowers phoned a friend who arrived with a JCB digger and they began to dig on the off chance Dizzy might be there

‘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.

‘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.

And Mr Flowers and his pals were left gobsmacked when the ten-year-old mutt 'popped up out of nowhere' covered in dirt from down the 20-foot hole

And Mr Flowers and his pals were left gobsmacked when the ten-year-old mutt ‘popped up out of nowhere’ covered in dirt from down the 20-foot hole

‘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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