Riverside County Animal Services &  Firefighters Rescue Puppy Stuck in Spare Tire

Riverside County Animal Services & Firefighters Rescue Puppy Stuck in Spare Tire

COACHELLA, Ca. – A team effort helped to free a 3-month-old Australian cattle dog’s head from a spare tire on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, dispatchers received a report of a Coachella puppy being stuck inside of a spare tire. Riverside County Animal Service Officer Jose Cisneros responded to the scene and attempted to free the small dog using oil in an attempt to slip the puppy’s head back out. The puppy was still stuck despite his gentle efforts to free him because her neck appeared to be swollen. Realizing that he was in need of assistance, Officer Cisneros transported the young dog to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. When he arrived he consulted the Veterinary Service Division. The nervous puppy was sedated to help calm her so she could be removed safely. 

“Firefighters Virgil Messer and Tony Bribiesca took turns using a sawzall to safely cut a piece in the wheel to provide enough space for an easier rescue,” Riverside County Animal Service officials said. After just a few minutes, the cut made to free the puppy was made. Authorities believe that the puppy belongs to the reporting party. The puppy ate some food and she was allowed to rest at the shelter overnight before being returned to her rightful owners.


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