A Border Terrier trapped in a badger hole miraculously survived for 12 days until she was found and rescued. According to her 46-year-old mum, Victoria Hogan, the dog had climbed down into a badger hole during their walk and couldn’t get back out.
Victoria said she saw her dog, Freda, disappear into the hole at the Lickey Hills Country Park in England. So she stayed there for eight days and tried everything she could think of, including blowing the aroma of bacon into the hole using a leaf blower to make her six-year-old dog come out.
Freda was found collapsed after 12 days along the roadside by three students. At first, Victoria feared that the worst had happened. However, she was relieved when she learned Freda was alive.
“She was very weak and bedraggled, but she was alive, so we rushed her to Blacks Vets 24/7 emergency hospital in Dudley where my husband Brian is based. They were so supportive and accommodating from the moment it happened… By the time we arrived the nurses and emergency team had already organized a heated bed, had fluids and pain relief ready, and were all geared up to treat her wounds,” Victoria told The Mirror.
The poor dog suffered malnourishment, dehydration, cuts, scrapes, and pressure sores. Thankfully, Freda has fully recovered after getting the necessary medical attention.