This is the moment a whimpering dachshund is pulled to safety after becoming stuck in a hole while chasing after a rabbit.
The female dachshund named Lola got stuck in a rabbit hole in the Monte del Pilar area in Majadahonda on the outskirts of the Spanish capital Madrid.
The dog reportedly chased a rabbit into its lair before getting stuck in the narrow hole.
Lola’s owners, who were not named in reports, then called the emergency services and firefighters went to the scene along with the police.
In the video, the rescuers can be seen lying on the ground as they try to pull the whimpering pooch to safety.
The firefighters used a shovel to dig around the hole and in the clip onlookers can be heard saying “come one Lola” as a rescuer tries to pull the pooch to safety.
He manages to pull the dachshund to safety and its relieved owner takes the dog in her arms.
Reports state the dog was not injured in the incident.
The rescue team were applauded by netizens, such as ‘Victory091981’ who said: “Thanks for your work, you are awesome.”
‘estibalizugalde’ said they were the owner and wrote: “I am the owner of Lola. A thousand thank yous for your work and for saving my sausage, but especially for being so kind, close and careful in the rescue. I am your number one fan. Thanks”.
‘Alejand46802599’ added: “Dachshunds are used for fox hunting in lairs, it is not strange that they go into them searching for their prey, it’s their instinct”.
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