RSPCA rescue a sheep stuck in a tight spot on Devil’s Dyke in Brighton

RSPCA rescuing sheep stuck down a hole

RSPCA rescue sheep stuck down a hole

A sheep was rescued by the RSPCA after being found completely stuck down a hole in a field in Brighton. The animal was spotted by a dog walker on Devil’s Dyke on Wednesday 15th February.

RSPCA animal rescue officers Chloe Wilson and Sam Matthews arrived to help the stricken sheep, whose body was completely trapped in the hole – leaving only her head visible.

Chloe said: “We have no idea how the poor sheep got in this situation in the first place and there was no way she could have got out on her own. We’re just so grateful to the dog walker who found her as anyone could have easily missed her.”

Chloe and Sam managed to carefully wiggle the sheep out, freeing her legs which allowed them to safely pull her out.

“We checked her over and she was quite skinny so she could have been down there for a few days. Thankfully she wasn’t injured, but we checked her over for any bones being broken and she seemed fine – just understandably a little wobbly on her legs.

“We were able to track down the farmer who collected the sheep and took her home for some TLC to recover from her ordeal.”

Sheep was unharmed following the ordeal. Information on what to do if a member of the public is worried about a farm animal is available on the RSPCA website.

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