This poor little pooch has been rescued recently after getting it’s head stuck in a tyre. The helpless pup was helped out of the huge discarded tyre by emergency services.
The incident happened at a rubbish dump in the city of Antofagasta in the northern Chilean region of the same name.
A worker there had found the stray eight-month-old female puppy and knew they had to help her.
Thankfully the dog was rescued by staff from the Sterilisation and Responsible Pet Ownership Programme of Antofagasta, along with a team of firefighters.
Veterinarian Eliel Morales confirmed the female puppy was a stray dog in the area.
Apparently the dog was aggressive with the rescuers at first, and they were forced to sedate it. They went on to using petroleum jelly to free the animal from the hub cap.
The vet confirmed that the dog was uninjured from the incident. Now the little puppy will be sterilised and vaccinated against rabies, before she can be returned to the area.
“As it is wild, it cannot be adopted. It is of no use to humans.”
The vet went on to explain that the region is home to several packs of wild dogs that feed on human rubbish.