Residents and Animal Control Team Up To Save ‘Jar Head’ Dog

A dog in Fort Worth, Texas, recently got himself into quite a pickle. In fact, if not for the efforts of area residents and the local animal control agency, the dog, whose head was hopelessly stuck inside of a clear plastic jar, may not have made it.

Fortunately, thanks to a serious team effort, the unthinkable never happened. On Wednesday, the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter introduced its Facebook followers to their new, lucky, canine resident, who of course has been named, Pickle:

Pickle is one of our newest arrivals at the shelter, and we’re so happy he’s with us. He was found by neighbors wandering the Meadowbrook area with a large plastic jar on his head. OMG!

Thanks to their networking on NextDoor and contacting us, officers were able to get the jar off his head and give this sweet boy a second chance. Great collaborative effort everyone!

Before being rescued, Pickle had been roaming the area with the jug on his head for four long days –  Fort Worth Animal Control Officer Randal Mize commented on the urgency of the situation, “The dog could have dehydrated, probably starved. Clearly there was a little bit of oxygen that the dog obviously had.”

Pickle is now free from the plastic jug – safe and sound at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. Time on the streets took an emotional toll…according to the shelter, Pickle is “extremely scared” right now and he is being treated for a few medical issues.

Find the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter on Facebook at this link.

(Images via City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter)

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.