Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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This footage shows emergency services rescuing a put-out looking puppy after it trapped its head in this discarded car wheel.
The incident was filmed at the La Chimba rubbish dump in the city of Antofagasta in the northern Chilean region of the same name after a worker found the stray female puppy, aged eight months, with her head stuck in the wheel.
According to reports, the dog was rescued by staff of the Sterilisation and Responsible Pet Ownership Programme of Antofagasta (PET) as well as a team of firefighters.
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Veterinarian Eliel Morales said that the dog was an eight-month-old female that lives wild in the area.
Morales claimed that the canine was initially aggressive and rescuers had to sedate it and then use petroleum jelly to free it from the hubcap.
The vet confirmed that the dog was uninjured and that the next steps are to sterilise the animal, vaccinate it against rabies and then return it to the area.
Morales said: “As it is wild, it cannot be adopted. It is of no use to humans.”
The vet said that the mountainous region is home to several packs of wild dogs that feed on human rubbish and other smaller animals, including cats.
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