A DOG was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a rabbit hole in Ringwood.

Toby, a 12-year-old Jack Russell, had to be dug out by firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday, February 10.

Animal rescue advisor Dave Allen and firefighters from Ringwood were called to the incident in Gorley Road at around 5.30pm

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "A 12-year-old Jack Russell, called Toby, had got stuck after running underground into a rabbit hole and could be heard barking for help.

"Firefighters dug around the area until Toby was found and he was safely reunited with his owner."

The incident was dealt with by around 7.20pm. 

A Tweet from the fire service said: "A 12-year-old #JackRussell was rescued by #TeamHants last night after getting stuck underground in a rabbit hole in #Rockford.

"Toby was dug out by firefighters and happily reunited with his owner unscathed."

Toby's owner Hannah said: "I am so grateful to the guys who helped. We had a good laugh and they all made the situation much easier. So a big thank you to them.

"Toby has been bathed and scrubbed and is all fine.”