Owner Dennis Stephenson said a sudden clap of thunder had frightened her, so she ran and jumped the fence. Stephenson and wife Irene searched for the animal and handed out leaflets in the village where they live. By chance, almost three and a half weeks later she was found by a man who was walking through the area. She was found stuck in a 10ft-deep gap which was sealed at both ends.
The 12-year-old is now recovering after developing infections in both eyes and losing about 25lb in weight. A vet gave Holly a vitamin injection and antibiotics to treat the eye infections. Locals have now started a campaign to build a fence around the narrow opening to avoid a repeat.