Dog With Head Stuck in Cooler Rescued

Firefighters free pooch that had been stuck for a week

By Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011  |  Updated 8:54 AM EDT
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Miami-Dade Fire Department

Firefighters rescued a poor pooch Monday afternoon after it got its head stuck inside a cooler in West Miami-Dade.

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Talk about a lucky dog.

Firefighters rescued a poor pooch Monday afternoon after it got its head stuck inside a cooler in West Miami-Dade.

Firefighters were called to the area of Southwest 188th Ave. and 134th St. to free the female mixed-breed that had been stuck inside the cooler for about a week, officials said.

The rescue team sedated her then used a saw to cut away the cooler. She was then handed over to animal control.

The dog had just given birth to a litter of puppies and it's believed that the extra body fat is what kept her alive during the week.

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