Adventurous six-month-old cross-breed terrier Taz was returned to the Seldon family in Porth after joint effort to save her was mounted by the RSPCA and a team from the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue.
The animal welfare charity were called to a site near the Waun Wen Community Centre on Saturday, March 18, where they could hear the distressed pooch’s cries from above the ground.
After attempts to rescue Taz from the deep rabbit hole failed, RSPCA officers contacted the cave rescue workers, who sent a team of seven to help.
The little dog was eventually rescued at 11pm and was returned to her overjoyed owners soon after, unharmed except for a few grazes.
The dog’s delighted owners said: “Thanks so much to the RSPCA and South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue for saving Taz.
“She’s an adventurous little dog but is staying out of trouble for the moment at least and enjoying her home surroundings.”
Brian Jopling, of South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue team, said: “We are pleased to be able to use our knowledge and skills to assist the RSPCA in incidents like this and are glad there was a happy ending.”
RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil added: “Thanks to the sterling work of the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue team, this story had a happy ending.
“This successful outcome once again highlights the importance of cross agency collaboration in the cause of animal welfare.”
Source: Wales Online