Those were endless days for the Winston dog family. The cub fell into a tunnel created by badgers: the rescue
A family was walking outdoors with their dog Winstonin Diamond Jubilee Wood, Leicestershire, England, when the unthinkable happened.
The puppy is fell into a tunnel which was on the side of the road, hidden by a holly bush.
Guided by his curiosity, Winston approached that tunnel, probably created by badgers and remained trapped in the mud.
Not knowing what to do and in total panic, his human mom Heather suffered emergency services alarmed. Rescuing the dog, however, proved to be more difficult than imagined. Badgers are protected and protected animals and for this reason it is mandatory to wait 48 hours before taking any action.
The last few days have been awful. We felt so helpless knowing that Winston was trapped. I approached the authorities to apply for a permit, but received no response until Tuesday.
The rescue of the dog Winston
After three days Since the incident, the firefighters and the Leicestershire Rescue Service have arrived at the scene.
When the firefighters started looking for it, we really thought we had already lost it and were mentally preparing for the worst.
Thanks to the current location tools and sound devices, the rescuers were able to find Winston. They started dig with caution and after 5 long hours they managed to reach the poor dog. He had been trapped, from the moment of the fall, for 60 hours.
I burst into tears when we finally saw her little face sticking out of the mud.
Immediately after the rescue, the puppy was examined by a veterinarian and then later returned to his loving family.
When Winston saw his mom, he was rolled to the ground to do scratch your belly and the woman did not hesitate to do so!
Thanks to the work of the rescuers, the puppy is fine today and was able to return to his home, a enjoy the pampering of his human friends. Heather said he was weak and scared over the next few hours, but with the days he was back to feeling good and the Winston is back!