FIREFIGHTERS TRIED TO RESCUE “WHEELIE PUPPY” AFTER DOG GETS HEAD STUCK IN A TIRE
Puppies are naturally curious beings, and occasionally their interest and urge to examine everything can get them right into trouble.
Thanks to a team effort, a little puppy that became trapped under a spare tire was released. A phone call regarding the 3-month-old Australian cattle canine from Coachella, California, was answered by Riverside County Animal Services Officer Jose Cisneros.
Sharing their rescue operation with their followers on Twitter, Riverside County Department of Animal Services officials initially tried to oil the puppy’s head to slide it out, but, because of swelling in the canine’s neck area, the slick strategy did not work.
In a press release, the department discussed that using cooking oil to help lubricate an animal stuck in a tricky situation is a “common strategy.”
When that technique didn’t work, the team sedated the canine to keep it calm, and contacted the Riverside County Fire Department for reinforcements.
After moving the dog and its wheel to a protected place, the firefighters used power tools to cut the rim and free the animal’s head. The dog, who the rescuers nicknamed “Wheelie Puppy,” ate its meal right away after that. “Rescued! The Department of Animal Services published a video of the moment the dog was released from the vehicle component on Twitter together with the message, ” Thanks to our friends.
Updating a concerned fan of the animal rescue’s play-by-play, the Department of Animal Services team said on Thursday that they located Wheelie Pup’s owners.
” Proprietors contacted us about what had happened; reunion should happen Thursday morning or mid-day; we are still looking after puppy,” the department tweeted.
On Facebook, the Department of Animal Services– which offers many pet services, consisting of adoption, education and licensing– described the eventful day of animal rescuing as ” weird, scary [and] exhilarating.”