Dogs are extremely curious, especially when they are very young. Everything is a wonder to them, and there are many times that they get themselves in trouble because of their nature.
Emergency responders have numerous stories about when they had to rescue a trapped dog. But for the Riverside County Animal Services, nothing tops the dire situation that a three-month-old Australian Cattle Dog got herself into.
In a tight spot
The little pup named Lana lives in Coachella, California, with her family. One day, her owners became frantic after finding the lovable pooch in their garage with her small head stuck in the middle of an old spare wheel. They have no idea how it could have happened.
They gently tried to pop her head out, but they couldn’t. After several attempts, the situation seemed hopeless, so they decided to call for help. The Riverside County Animal Services sent several animal control officers and firefighters.
The first thing the responders did was to pour oil over the puppy’s head and her neck. But even drenched with lubricant, they couldn’t get her out. Lana’s head has swollen, and it couldn’t get through the small opening.
The next thing they considered was to cut through the metal wheel to have enough space for the pup’s head. But because she was wiggling too much, they had to sedate her. The last thing the rescuers wanted was to cause more injury with a sharp tool.
Once the dog was calm, they took her out of the garage. A trained firefighter used a powerful handheld saw. He was careful not to nick the dog’s neck as he cut away small pieces off the wheel. In a short while, Lana was free.
The relieved puppy was taken to a vet, where he received treatments and medication for her swollen head and neck. Lana was then returned to her grateful owners. Hopefully, she has learned her lesson and wouldn’t stick her nose everywhere next time.
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