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Last Updated: Wednesday May 27 2009 12:22 GMT

Dog stuck in hole escapes after 25 days


A dog that was trapped in a rabbit warren for 25 days lost so much weight while underground he was able to finally squeeze his way to freedom.

Jake the Jack Russell went missing while chasing rabbits near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

He was gone so long his owners were worried their pooch was dead.

But after nearly a month he'd lost almost a quarter of his bodyweight and was able to scramble out. He was found by a local farmer's children.

Let's hope Jake won't go down any more rabbit holes

They recognised him from posters his owners had put up.

Grateful owner Jill Thomas, 52, said it was "incredible he survived".

Mrs Thomas said she and husband were "so glad" to have the six-year-old home.

"He's a lot thinner but very happy."

Vets had to look after Jake because he was so skinny, but he's much better now.

Jake's become a bit of a local celebrity after his adventure, and well wishers have sent him cards, presents and a nice juicy bone.