Poor Cheddar unfortunately found himself trapped underground, but he could count on the hard work of the firefighters. The efforts made during the night bore fruit at sunrise, when the little dog was finally able to join his family.
Members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue were recently deployed to the English town of Wolverhampton to rescue a pooch named Cheddar. A story reported by the BBC in early November.
The quadruped had fallen into a rabbit hole one late afternoon, and it was impossible for firefighters to reach the dog without digging a few more holes around it.
So that’s what they did, tirelessly, for almost 6 hours. Unfortunately, Cheddar won’t be able to join them after dark…
“You actually had to wait until the next morning to see the little dog’s face again.” Its owners found it near one of the holes that had been dug by the firefighters, as related in this Facebook post.
Sarah Coulson, his mistress, thanked the firefighters for their prowess at length. “The teams have shown incredible commitment, and I can’t thank them enough.”
Station manager Leigh Richards said: “Our teams have worked extremely hard, and it’s a real relief to have such a positive outcome like this, especially when the animal is unharmed.”
Cheddar has since returned to his owners’ home, and we’re sure he’ll be more careful where he goes now!