California Firefighters Rescue Puppy From A Tight Spot

Somehow a little pit bull got itself stuck in the middle of a wheel rim. Firefighters used vegetable oil and “creative ingenuity” to free the puppy.

1. Kern County Firefighters from Bakersfield, Calif., performed a unique rescue on June 20.

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“A puppy was stuck in the middle of a rim and was brought to the station by a local resident,” the Kern County Fire Department wrote on Facebook. “Firefighters used cooking oil and creative ingenuity to free the puppy.”

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3. Firefighters were able to slip the puppy’s head out of the hole with the help of a little vegetable oil.

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The puppy, named Junior, is now home with its owner and seven siblings, the Associated Press reported.

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