Free Wally! Another Dog in a Tight Predicament

 |  Jan 17th 2011  |   7 Contributions


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Free Wally, free Wally!

His name isn't really Wally, but that's what rescuers are calling a 4-year-old Shar-Pei mix after the hapless pooch got wedged between two walls in the Palm Springs, Calif., area.

Wally was likely lodged in the crawl space separating the wall of a house from the wall belonging to the local water district for several hours before someone realized where all the barking was coming from and called in for help, according to the Desert Sun.

He was weak and dehydrated when water district workers pounded a hole in one of the concrete walls and pulled him out. A water district employee gave him a bean and cheese burrito upon his rescue. (You'd think a water district employee would give him water...)Folks at the scene surmised Wally was chasing a smaller critter and didn't look where he was going. Clever little kitty/rodent!

Wally wasn't wearing tags, and is waiting for his owners to claim him from the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. If no one comes forth, he'll go up for adoption by the end of the week.

As regular readers of this blog know, there seems to be an odd trend this year with dogs getting stuck in places they'd rather not be. Last Monday we brought you the story of Cedrick, a 200-pound dog trapped 25 feet underground in his back yard. The week before we posted a story about Emma, who was trapped in a hole for 2.5 days as rescuers tried to free her. Later that week we brought you the story of Petey, who got stuck in a hole six feet under before he was extricated. And let's not forget the unfortunate shepherd who got his head stuck in a cinder block wall. (And I did forget him when I put this story together, but Dogster reader Lisa alerted me to his absence in a comment. Thanks Lisa!)

We're glad Wally is free, and hope dogs everywhere read this and heed the need for caution. Let's be careful out there. The earth and its walls do seem to be hungry for dogs these days. ;)

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