Even though this dog was rescued from the stuck cheese ball container, it had to be destroyed later due to aggressiveness.
Neighbors around Collins Road north of Jasper were surprised to see a large, male dog with a big jug stuck on his head walking around their streets last week.
City of Jasper Animal Control Officer Lonnie Waters was called in to help county animal control rescue the Rottweiler/Shepherd mix dog whose hunger got him into a mess when he got his head stuck inside a plastic jug that previously housed orange cheese balls.
According to Waters, county officers tried to catch the stray dog, whose quick maneuvers kept him from getting help.
“He was very smart and could get away from you and he could see through that clear jug but he couldn’t eat or drink with it on his head,” Waters said. “People were trying to catch him but he kept eluding them.”
Waters was offered a perch on a neighbor’s front porch and waited the dog out.
“It was hilarious. He would run through the woods and not hit a tree limb. He looked like some kind of Martian or something moving through the woods. Everybody was laughing. It was sad but it was also so funny to watch him run through the woods. Finally I was able to dart him and got the jug off his head.”
Waters said once the dog was subdued the cheese ball container slid off easily.
“His neck hadn’t started swelling or anything so it just popped off when we put pressure on it. We were going to cut the jug but it just popped off real easy. It was quite an experience.”
Waters transported the dog to county animal control. When contacted earlier this week, Deputy Joey Hancock said the dog had to be put down after being there five days because he was aggressive.
“We worked with him for five days but every time we did anything with him we had to sedate him to work with him,” Hancock said.