MANSFIELD, Texas - An abandoned puppy with a PVC pipe stuck around its neck was rescued, thanks to dedicated city staff in Mansfield.
The dog was dumped at the city's animal control doorstep last Tuesday.
A quick-thinking manager and vet tech called nearby parks and rec employees to help cut the pipe away while the pup was sedated. The operation went off without a hitch.
The dog was named Parker in appreciation of the parks and rec crew.
"He woke up about 10 minutes later, wanted to eat, got a bath and then passed out," said vet tech Sarah Shull. "He was asleep for the rest of the afternoon."
Parker is definitely feeling a little more puppy-like without that added weight around his neck.
Parker and his rescuers were out taking pictures for his upcoming adoption day on Friday.