Little Lulu the Jack Russell disappeared down an unused pipe last Friday in Boveney Lock in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, when owner Gina Kaiser took her for a walk. However, after darting into a 60cm-wide pipe under a car park she got stuck when she was unable to turn around because of rubble narrowing the tube.
Lulu, aged five, barked non-stop for four days and kept herself alive by drinking a trickle of water collected at the bottom of the pipe. Getting desperate, Ms Kaiser decided to hire her own digger to cut the dog free. However, a passerby alerted the local fire service and they stepped in and launched a six-hour operation to rescue Lulu. Mission accomplished.