Jack Russell rescued from well by firefighters

firemen-rescue-dogFirefighters were applauded yesterday for rescuing a dog, a Jack Russell terrier, from a well.

The Jack Russell, Vera, fell down a well in Staffordshire whilst out walking with her owner in Stretton, Burton-upon-Trent at the junction of Derby Road and James Brindley Way.  The dog luckily landed on a ledge about 16 feet (5 metres) down the well and was unhurt.

The fire brigade were called and a firefighter was lowered into the well so he could abseil to where Vera was perched on the ledge.

It took more than two hours to complete the rescue of the little dog and specialist rescue equipment was needed.

Assistant Area Commander for East Staffordshire, Brian Griffiths said: “Our Rope Rescue Responders from Stafford assisted us at the incident and lowered one firefighter into the well.”

Vera is unhurt and happy to be reunited with her owner.


  • hi. I am the owner of vera. True to form she is in trouble again. She has chased another rabbit through brambles. She is now going through surgery to remove i thorn that has virtually gone right through her eye. Lets hope. Love vera.

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