The beloved missing dog, Freda reunited with her owner. She has stuck down a badger sett for 12 days and miraculously survived the difficult situation.

This mind-blowing survival was a result of her owner’s effort. Victoria Hogan (46), her owner, refused to give up and stayed in the woods for several days waiting for her beloved pet’s safe return.

Last month, the story of Freda’s miraculous survival shocked the everyone and even Freda’s vet was shocked too because he has never seen a case like hers. During a walk, Freda is trapped underground after darting down the hole. Victoria Hogan was dazed when her beloved pet became trapped.



Even though in the hard situation, the brave owner hopefully executed an eight-day vigil other procedures by camping at Lickey Hills Country Park, near Birmingham in England. “I camped out for eight days in the hope that Freda would somehow miraculously re-emerge,” said Victoria.

Surprisingly after 12 days, the six-year-old lovely dog was found by three students on a roadside. Victoria quickly picked up Freda and rushed her to Blacks Vets’ veterinary hospital in Dudley, for immediate treatment.

Freda survived with cuts and bruises ( Image: Blacks Vets / SWNS)

Clinical director of Blacks Vets, Brian said: “I’ve been a vet for almost 30 years but Freda’s story is one of the most incredible I’ve ever known.

“She was severely malnourished and dehydrated and had some significant pressure sores as a result of being trapped and wedged underground for so long but, thankfully, nothing that she could not overcome.

“She was hospitalized for two days here at Blacks for treatment and then allowed home to be reunited with her brother Bert and the rest of the family, which was obviously a very happy occasion indeed,” he said.


Freda is happy and safe. She’s now living peacefully at her home in Lickey, Worcestershire with her lovely owners Victoria, her husband Brian, and their other terrier Bert that recovered from the dramatic ordeal.

Freda is safely home with owners, Brian and Victoria ( Image: Blacks Vets / SWNS)

“The Badgers Trust and RSPCA really supported us, while Hereford and Worcester fire service even used specialist listening devices and cameras to try to locate her, but there was no trace,” Victoria said.

“On day eight, I just said to myself, ‘I have to give up and begin to grieve’ and went back home, although I did leave her blanket and bowl behind in the park just in case,” she continued.

“Then, on day 12, I was told three students had found Freda collapsed at the side of a nearby road and I initially feared the worst… When I was told she was alive it felt like a miracle and I ran out of the house to find her.”

“She was very weak and bedraggled but she was alive, so we rushed her to Blacks Vets 24/7 emergency hospital in Dudley where my husband Brian is based.”

“They were so supportive and accommodating from the moment it happened… By the time we arrived the nurses and emergency team had already organized a heated bed, had fluids and pain relief ready, and were all geared up to treat her wounds.”

Another lovely truth is, that some of Victoria’s colleagues also helped her to rescue Freda.

“They were all fabulous and I now fully realize just how important it is for a vet to provide a 24/7 emergency service that can make the difference in cases such as Freda’s,” Victoria added.

So, this was a happy and jaw-dropping story about the incredible survival journey of a dog. Her owners will be an inspiration to other pet lovers.


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