A terrified dog had tried to squeeze through the narrow bars of an iron gate, possibly to get out of the rain, and had gotten terribly stuck. He simply couldn’t pull his hips through the bars, and had been struggling, possibly for hours.
There was defecation all over the steps making us believe that the gate may have been unlocked and swinging out over the steps as he struggled to free himself for possibly hours.
His forlorn little face looking back at us through the bars with pleading eyes was absolutely heartbreaking. Neighbors and passersby knew he was in distress but was afraid he would bite them if they went to help.
As soon as our rescuers climbed over to the other side they found that he was very sweet and docile, and seemed to trust us as we gently lifted him from both sides and slowly pushed his hips through the bars. Luckily it only took a few seconds to get him through the bars. Because he had mange, we brought him back with us to the shelter to heal his skin.
After getting several medicated baths and mange treatments we also neutered him. In just 12 days he has put on quite a bit of weight and is looking just gorgeous.
Thank you so much for supporting our street animal rescues and making transformations like his possible.