Cooking Oil Saves Trapped Dog

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When the owner of a Styrofoam manufacturing company walked into his facility on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, the last thing he expected to find in one of his machines was a stray dog, but indeed, a homeless dog from Kern County, Calif., wiggled his head inside an opening in one of the industrial machines used for production and gotten his head stuck.

Photo Credit: Kern County Fire Department
Photo Credit: Kern County Fire Department

 

Firefighters were call to 31381 Pond Road in McFarland, north of Bakersfield to assist the pet in need.

The dog was a young, male, mix breed dog, and the only way for him to get unstuck was with the help of humans.

The hero firefighters used cooking oil to lather the dog’s neck and used a sling to hoist and slide the pet out of the machine.

Photo Credit: Kern County Fire Department
Photo Credit: Kern County Fire Department

 

The stray was probably looking for food or shelter when he found the opening in the machine and thought he could fit through the small opening, but little did he know he would get stuck in the opening for quite some time.

It took 20 minutes for rescuers to free the dog, once he was out and safe, the pet was transported to the Kern County Animal Control Bakersfield facility.

26 thoughts on “Cooking Oil Saves Trapped Dog”

  1. Kern County has one of the highest most tragic grim rates of euthanasia around. That should not detract from the professional firefighters doing their job carefully and kindly. Lets hope this good dog gets a good home but in Kern County, a dog without a home usually ends up as a dead dog.

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  2. There you have it. The little guy was trying to make his way through a hard existence. Then he gets stuck in a hole trying to get warm. They rescue the dog so he doesn’t die a slow death from cold, thirst or starvation in that hole. Then they move him to a shelter that will kill him, albeit, “humanely”. That little guy never had a chance. Bless his soul and may he come back into a kinder life.

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