Down the rabbit hole: The adventure of a Jack Russell Terrier

Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 13:05:52-04

LITTLETON – One small Jack Russell Terrier went down the wrong rabbit hole this week. The Terrier named Luna, lived up to the definition of “Terrier” in the Miriam Webster Dictionary.

Terrier: Middle English terryer “a small dog used for hunting burrowing animals,” from early French (chen) terrer, literally “earth dog,” from terre“earth,” derived from Latin terra (same meaning)
: any of various usually small energetic dogs originally used by hunters to drive game animals from their holes

The 8-year-old dog did what every Terrier does and she chased a rabbit underground.  Unfortunately for Luna, it just happened to be under her owners home where she ended up trapped on Monday morning.

Her owners said they attempted to try and tear out part of their deck and dig a hole for Luna, but it wasn’t working. They could hear her barking under the house to get out and nothing was working to free her.

Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue and Centennial Animal Control officers finally ended up cutting a hole in the side of the house to rescue Luna. She was placed in the arms of her owner 33-hours later.