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Dog owner breaks down in tears as he is reunited with beloved pet

Little Mitzi got stuck in a rabbit hole

This is the adorable moment a man broke down in tears after finding his lost dog in a rabbit hole.

Alan Whitton’s Jack Russell Mitzi went missing after being chased by another dog during a walk in Essex, England.

Frantic Alan spent the day searching for Mitzi and for the next two days, he scoured the woods.

But with no sign of Mitzi, the 49-year-old feared his beloved dog had been savaged by another animal.

Then one morning, he got a call from a dog walker whose pet had been sniffing around a fox hole in the woods.

Alan rushed to the area and once he got there, he heard a faint whimper coming from the ground.

He told Essex Live: “I needed shovels, the lady who called me kindly gave me one and I started digging.

“Then people started turning up to help, it was amazing.”

The moment Alan found Mitzi in the rabbit hole
(Credit: The moment Alan found Mitzi in the rabbit hole)

Lying on the ground, he reached into the rabbit hole as he coaxed Mitzi from her hiding place.

Alan shared a video of the emotional moment he was reunited with his pet on Facebook.

In the clip, he broke down in tears as he clutched a visibly shaken Mitzi in his arms.

He captioned the sweet video: “Ever seen a grown man cry?”

The 50-second footage has since gone viral, after comments flooded in from Facebook users.

Alan said: “I just broke down, I was overwhelmed with joy and disbelief, I had started to lose hope.

“It was like a Christmas miracle, all the time it felt like a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from.”

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