A beloved pet Chihuahua was rescued using a thermal imaging drone after she spent five days trapped on a mountain.
Cherry the rescue dog went missing on Wednesday, March 15, while out walking on Mynydd James near Abertillery , sparking a rescue mission and fundraising effort.
An exhausted Cherry, almost five, was eventually found trapped in an old mining tunnel after a team of drone pilots helped locate her by using thermal imaging kit to pick up her body heat.
The desperate owners created a Facebook page in the hope of finding her, which was liked by almost 2,000 people. More than £1,200 was crowdfunded for the rescue mission.
Cherry’s owner, RSPCA animal care assistant Katinka Slingsby, 27, from Pontypool, said: “It’s absolutely amazing.
“My dad was out with her walking up the mountain in the early evening throwing sticks for her, and then she just disappeared and he didn’t know …