It’s common for puppies to accidentally ingest things they’re not supposed to, such as carpet lint or snow salt. They can also get into trouble by playing with the wrong adult dog or tripping over furniture. However, Rebel, an 8-month-old German Shepherd puppy from Riverside County, California, had a unique accident when he got his head stuck in a cinder brick wall on a Monday afternoon.
Rebel’s owner had left the house, but a kind-hearted neighbor noticed Rebel crying out for help and contacted the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. A team of experts was immediately dispatched to the location and upon arrival, they found a lost and injured pup. Sergeant James Huffman of the Riverside County Animal Services was puzzled by the situation and questioned how the dog had managed to get inside through the gaping hole in the wall. Despite the strange circumstances, Sgt. Huffman and Officer Hector Palafox evaluated the dog’s condition and determined that he was not in immediate danger as he could still breathe easily.
Huffman revealed that their top priority was ensuring the dog’s safety. As per the news release, the police officers confirmed the spacing between the dog’s head and the brick wall. The rescue mission was carried out without causing any harm to the wall or putting the animal’s life at risk. According to the press release, one of the officers monitored the dog’s head from one side of the wall while the other officer focused on the middle section. Officer Palafox carefully positioned the dog’s ears to prevent any discomfort during the rescue process.
According to a news release, Rebel the dog was successfully rescued after approximately 30 minutes. The rescue was achieved with the help of some gentle poking.
According to Sgt. Huffman, Rebel, the dog who worked with them, was a great help during their tasks. He was considerate enough to let them know if they were overworking themselves, but he didn’t hesitate to work alongside them. Rebel would tense his back legs to guide them in the right direction and it was apparent that he knew they were on the same team. Fortunately, Rebel didn’t suffer any physical injuries as a result of the incident.