Terrier club saved my dog’s life

HEARTFELT thanks to the Home Counties region of the Fell and Moorland Working Terrier Club for help in reuniting me with my Jack Russell terrier that had been missing for four days. The dog was either underground somewhere (rabbit holes or a land drain) o

HEARTFELT thanks to the Home Counties region of the Fell and Moorland Working Terrier Club for help in reuniting me with my Jack Russell terrier that had been missing for four days. The dog was either underground somewhere (rabbit holes or a land drain) or had disappeared into thin air.

I had tried various methods to find the dog - cameras up the land drain, the RSPCA/fire service and their listening equipment to no avail. I obtained the Fell and Moorland Working Terrier Club contact details from the doglost.co.uk website, and they were my last hope.

Two terrier men left work early at very short notice so they could search in daylight. One of their dogs was very interested in a rabbit hole close to where I last saw my dog. The terrier men dug and dug in the pouring rain until we realised my dog could not be down there because of the narrowness of the tunnels.

By now it was nearly dark, so we called off the search for the night. Three terrier men returned to the field at first light the following morning, as promised, dug down into the land drain and found my missing dog, which was the best result ever.


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I cannot thank them enough for their kindness, expertise and hard work in helping me get my dog back safely. Time was running out after four days and I had almost given up hope.

Anyone can become a member of the Fell and Moorland Working Terrier Club, and they will help anyone with a dog missing underground, and can be contacted on 01606 550005.

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CLAIRE GRANT, Ford End, Alconbury

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