German Shepherd Getting Some Care by Vet Staff
A pair of officers assisted a big dog that got himself stuck in a small window frame at a Jurupa Valley business.
Commander Chris Mayer and Sgt. Kyle Stephens responded to the business just after 7 a.m. when one of the employees contacted Riverside County Animal Services for help. The officers arrived and discovered the dog dangling from a window of a bathroom. The bathroom is located at the business, All Car #1 Auto Repair at 8766 Limonite Court.
It was unclear exactly what caused the dog to try to leap through the window. The employee told the officers that the dog must have accidentally locked himself in the bathroom and tried to escape through the window.
Mayer and Stephens managed to get the dog down by removing the screws of the ornamental iron frame – but they could not remove the frame from the pooch. The dog had simply wedged himself in too tight.
They transported the dog to the nearby Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley with the plan to remove the frame with a power saw at the shelter. But when they arrived, the dog managed to get out of the frame on its own. Nonetheless, the officers asked their colleagues in the Veterinary Services Division to examine the dog to check for any internal injuries.
“This is not a yard dog type of dog,” Commander Mayer said. “This is a business and residence. The dog owner lives on site. And the dog is neutered and licensed and beloved by the employees there. He is a very sweet dog.”
Animal Services Director Julie Bank instructed her team to use Healthy Pet Zone funds to offset the costs of the veterinary care and X-rays. The Healthy Pet Zone assists pet owners in need with various programs, including drive-through food pantries and in other ways, such as vaccinations, spay and neuter surgeries and the like.
“This was an unfortunate incident, but the pet owner is someone we appreciate for their responsibility,” Bank said. “The dog was neutered, currently vaccinated for rabies, licensed – and microchipped. An owner such as this is exactly the type we applaud. Using the Healthy Pet Zone fund for this response just makes a lot of sense.”