(UPI) Animal rescuers in California said they saved a puppy found with its head stuck through the middle opening of a spare tire.
The Riverside County Department of Animal Services said a crew responded to a report of a puppy with its head stuck through the middle of a spare tire Wednesday.
The Australian cattle dog was taken to Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms, where veterinarians used a sedative to keep the canine still and calm.
The Riverside County Fire Department was summoned to the clinic and firefighters used a saw to cut out a piece of the tire and free the dog.
The dog, dubbed Wheelie Pup by rescuers, is being monitored by veterinarians while officials attempt to identify her owners.Copyright 2020 by United Press International