Dog rescued from deep hole in Derby

A trapped Yorkshire Terrier has been rescued by the RSPCA and the fire service after a member of the public heard her crying for help from a 10ft hole in Derby wasteland.

The tiny terrier, named Peanut, is thought to have been dumped in the former Rolls-Royce factory site, and RSPCA inspector Chris Shaw believes that she would have “perished away” if she hadn’t been found.

“I walked over, I found her, and then I shone my torch down this large hole, it was at least 10ft deep, and sure enough here was this little dog,” said Mr Shaw. “She just started to scream, and scream and scream, obviously wanting to get out as soon as possible.”

Peanut is now being looked after by the RSPCA in Derby and appears to have no injuries to show for her traumatic experience.

Mr Shaw has asked that anyone with any information regarding previous owners of the dog contacts the RSPCA as soon as possible.

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