Dog Gets Stuck in Pipe after Chasing a Squirrel

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squirreldogA Jack Russell terrier got into some trouble after trying to chase a squirrel through an irrigation pipe. The squirrel made it through, but the dog became stuck. Firefighters and a veterinarian helped save the dog.

On Monday the dog was chasing a squirrel at his home in San Luis Obispo, California when he attempted to follow the squirrel into a 4-inch irrigation pipe. The squirrel had not trouble making it through the pipe, but the dog’s head became stuck.

The dog’s owners tried to free the dog with some grease, but were unsuccessful.  So they cut off the portion of the pipe where the dog was stuck and went to the local fire department for help. The firefighters tried to free the dog, but were also unsuccessful and realized the dog needed to be sedated in order to be freed safely.

The dog was taken to a local animal clinic where veterinarians were able to successfully sedate and free the dog from the pipe. The dog is now resting at home.

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