Arizona Dog Found Hog-Tied in Drain Gets His Forever Home

After being rescued, Bunny underwent amputation of one of her legs.

  • Emergency personnel from the Arizona Humane Society received a notification about a mature dog trapped in an irrigation drain in Phoenix.
  • They dedicated three hours to liberate the dog, which is now affectionately named Bunny.
  • Bunny was swiftly transported to a trauma center and received care for malnutrition, sluggishness, and injuries.

A dog discovered hog-tied and trapped in a drain in Arizona on the day after Christmas has been successfully placed in a permanent home!

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) shared in a press release that their Emergency Animal Medical Technicians (EAMTs) were alerted to an adult dog stuck in an irrigation drain in Phoenix on December 26.

Upon arrival at the scene, emergency responders observed that the female canine was lodged about 30 feet into the drain and unable to move.

EAMTs dedicated three hours to liberate the dog, now named Bunny. Her rescue involved the utilization of three ambulances’ worth of equipment.

Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that she had become “badly entangled in old ropes and collars, leading her to hog-tie herself to her back legs while struggling to free herself from the drain,” as stated in the AHS release detailing her rescue.

Bunny was swiftly taken to a trauma center, where she received fluids, antibiotics, and regular nutrition to address her emaciation, lethargy, and injuries.

The medical team closely monitored the infected leg of the dog, Bunny. However, after a week of observation, they determined that the best course of action for Bunny’s well-being was to proceed with amputation.

“Bunny is currently enjoying a happy, healthy life, thriving on three legs, and has recently discovered her forever home!” The statement regarding her rescue by the AHS was finalized.

Bunny underwent surgery to amputate a limb, while in the United Kingdom, another distinctive dog underwent a procedure to remove her additional limbs.

In September 2023, a Cocker Spaniel puppy named Ariel, born with six legs, was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of a home improvement store. Subsequently, she underwent surgery to remove her “extra legs”.

Her medical team reported that she was born with “multiple birth defects,” which encompassed multiple limbs and two vulvas.

“The procedure went very well, and Ariel took it all in her stride,” The hospital disseminated.

“Here she is pictured post-op with surgeons Aaron Lutchman and Ed Friend,” the Langford Vets Small Animal Referral Hospital Posted on Facebook last Friday.

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