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German Shepherd Free After Getting Head Stuck In Wall

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(credit: Riverside County Department Of Animal Services)

(credit: Riverside County Department Of Animal Services)

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS (CBS) — A German shepherd is back home safe after getting his head stuck in a wall.

A woman called authorities Monday to report that her neighbor’s 8-month-old dog, Rebel, had managed to squeeze his head through a wall and became stuck.

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(credit: Riverside County Department Of Animal Services)

The dog’s owner was not home, but her friend was and called for help.

Riverside County Animal Services Sgt. James Huffman said his initial reaction was, “Wow, how’d he get in there? And why is there a hole that big in the wall?”

Huffman and Officer Hector Palafox checked the dog’s breathing and determined he was not in serious danger. The officers were able to maneuver the dog safely out without breaking down the wall and risking further injury to the animal.

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(credit: Riverside County Department Of Animal Services)

After Rebel was released, Huffman advised the dog be kept away from the wall. Huffman said he would also talk to the property owner about putting chicken wire on the wall’s hole.

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