Dog rescued after getting head stuck in tire


An Orange County dog is finally free after a long and expensive ordeal. Bam Bam the 11-month-old dog got stuck in the middle of a spare tire.

“I was really scared. I was really shocked,” said his owner Jose Madrigal.  

The family doesn’t have a clue how or why their dog ended up like this in their yard.

“We were all inside and as soon as I heard his bark it sounded really bad. I checked on him. The tire was him on flat and curving his neck,” mentioned Madrigal. 

They tried soap and water but couldn’t get Bam Bam’s head out of the tire and brought him to the vet.

“I’ve never seen a dog stuck in a tire. This is definitely a first I think for all of us. I don’t think even the firefighters had seen anything like it,” said veterinarian Leyla Fatourechi.

Nothing seemed to work at the vets office so they called the fire department.

Crews cut the tire and freed Bam Bam. Now his owners are looking at a whopper of a vet bill, possibly $2,600.

The family says a family friend helped pay for the vet bill.

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