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Wally The Dog In Search Of A New Home

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(credit: Riverside County Animal Services)

(credit: Riverside County Animal Services)

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THOUSAND PALMS (CBS)  — Wally, the dog that had to be rescued after getting himself wedged between two walls,  was put up for adoption Wednesday, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Control.

Wally, a Shar-Pei mixed breed, got wedged between two walls in Cathedral City on Jan. 14.

He can be had at a reduced $20 fee.

“We are looking for someone to come in and for him to find a loving home,” said Animal Control spokesman John Welsh.

Welsh said the dog’s owner surrendered his rights to the pet on Tuesday, saying he could not afford the $105 fee to redeem the 14-year-old canine from the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms.

The dog was initially thought to be around 4 years old during the rescue, but a veterinarian determined he was much older.

“Even though he’s older, he’s got some life in him,” Welsh said. “He was clearly able to get himself in this situation, so he’s a curious guy.”

The dog, whose listed name is Chubbs, will be neutered before a new owner claims him. Welsh said that should help keep him from wandering around the neighborhood, which is what got the dog stuck in the crawl space in the first place.

“Hopefully that will stem his desire to go chase cats or other critters,” Welsh said.

The Coachella Valley Animal Campus at 72050 Pet Land Place can be reached at (760) 343-3644.

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