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Dog rescued after having a jug stuck on its head for nearly 3 weeks

A dog is now safe and being treated after rescuers say he had a jug stuck on his head for at least three weeks. (WJHG/WECP)
A dog is now safe and being treated after rescuers say he had a jug stuck on his head for at least three weeks. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: May. 15, 2020 at 3:35 PM CDT
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A dog is now safe and being treated after rescuers say he had a jug stuck on his head for at least three weeks.

The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society received a report on April 26th about a dog with a jug stuck on its head.

Since the first report, rescuers from the Humane Society, police force, South Gulf Fire and Rescue, Animal Control, and the North Port St. Joe community worked together to rescue him.

The dog, known as Jug Dog during the three weeks of search and rescue efforts, was finally rescued on Friday, May 15. Rescuers named the dog Archie.

Rescuers say they had to pull Archie out from an abandoned house and the jug on his head came off during the struggle. Rescuers think the jug may have been an automatic feeder. Archie was wrapped in blankets and taken to a local vet.

Archie was able to eat and drink on his own so rescuers have faith that he will be able to recover.

Other than being malnourished from having a jug stuck on his head for nearly three weeks, Archie had several bacterial infections and a heart murmur. The doctors say he does not need treatment for his heart murmur but is receiving ongoing treatment for his infections.

Rescuers say Archie is very nervous and he will need time to learn to trust people before he can be fostered or adopted and the Humane Society is not taking applications for him at this time.

Donations for Archie's medical bills are being accepted on the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society Facebook page.

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