Dog home after ten days stuck down a pipe
A DOG which has been stuck down a pipe for ten days is safely home.
The terrier called Pickles triggered a rescue operation when she dissapeared down a drainage pipe in a field on farmland near Slawston Road in Welham.
Pickles owner Kirsty Brunning and her children left sticks at the entries to the drainage pipe and have been checking back to see if they were broken by Pickles on her exit since she went missing on Sunday, March 25.
By Sunday the family had begun to lose hope but on Wednesday Kirsty’s partner David Oliver noticed that the sticks had been broke.
Kirsty said: “There were paw prints in the mud and he thought they looked like Pickles.
“I went down there and was taking pictures on my iPhone and we were discussing the possibility of whether she could have come out.”
AlLthough they did not find Pickles straight away later in the day a neighbour saw her near where she had gone missing and Kirsty went to get her back.
Pickles was very dehydrated and has lost weight but is being given lots of fuss by Kirsty and her two children Harris (14) and Eden (12).
She said: “I honestly can’t believe it. After ten days we just thought there was no chance she would be alive. It is just amazing.
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