Life in the outdoors sure seems to be a dangerous place. Please keep your dogs in a fenced-in yard. It’s the best way of keeping them under your control and out of harm.
On Friday, January 14, 2011, Wally (not his real name, just the nickname his rescuers gave him) a 4-year old Shar-Pei mix found himself in a tough predicament: He was stuck between two walls in the Palm Springs, CA area. How he got there is a mystery. Officials are guessing that the pooch was probably chasing a smaller critter who outsmarted Wally by using the crawl space separating the wall of a house from the wall belonging to the local water district as the get-a-way point. Wally was barking for help for several hours before someone realized where the sounds were coming from and called in for help.
According to the Desert Sun, animal control officers received a call around 10 a.m. Wally’s baking. As they arrived to the area, they found Wally stuck between the two walls.
“It’s not every day someone calls the water district to rescue a dog,” district spokeswoman Heather Engel said.
It took the district workers about 40 minutes, pounding a hole into the wall to free the weak and dehydrated Wally. By 1:30 p.m., he was free, according to Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh.
Wally was fed bean and cheese burrito by one of the water district employee. (What no water?) . As the friendly dog had no tags, it is not known whether Wally has an owner.
Wally was taken to Valley Animal Medical Center in Indio for treatment before heading to the animal campus, where, if an owner doesn’t come to claim him, he will be held for five days before he’s available for adoption.
So are we going for a new trend this week of dogs trapped between walls? I hope not. But life in the outdoors sure seems to be a dangerous place. Please keep your dogs in a fenced-in yard. It’s the best way of keeping them under your control and out of harm.