A dog has been freed from a sticky situation with the help of “lots of olive oil and patience”.
Crews from Queensland’s Mareeba Fire and Rescue, a local vet, and a vet nurse from Sundance Veterinary Services were called to a property just west of Cairns earlier this week to free Bonnie from a tyre.
Mareeba Fire & Rescue and Sundance Veterinary Services freed Bonnie the dog after she put her head in the middle of this wheel rim earlier this week. Picture: QFES
The pooch had somehow stuck her head in a wheel rim’s small, round centre bore.
A tongue-in-cheek social media post from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said it was a difficult extraction.
“This pup got herself stuck in a wheely difficult position, but luckily no job is too tyre-some for our crews,” QFES said, unable to resist the puns.
Get the olive oil. Picture: QFES
“Mareeba Fire and Rescue was on hand assisting Sundance Veterinary Services to free little Bonnie after she was found feeling a bit deflated with her head stuck in the middle of a wheel rim.
All smiles in Mareeba! Picture: QFES
“Crews used lots of olive oil and patience to assist in the extrication. We hear she’s recovering well.”
Photos of the crew, veterinary staff, and the owner show a sheepish, perhaps embarrassed, Bonnie after her extraction.
Predictably the post about the incident blew up online with praise aplenty for the rural fireys.