Meet Pumpkin, a pregnant dog mamma who was rescued from a life on the streets – and recently needed to be saved again when she got stuck under a shed at the Hawkins County Humane Society. When the rescue’s staff wasn’t looking, the doggie with a baby bump managed to crawl under the narrow space beneath the storage house and got trapped in.
“I open the back door and call for her and her head pops out from underneath!” shelter staffer Kennedy Margetjak told The Dodo. “I knew something is wrong because she wouldn’t even come for treats! I walk out and her pregnant self is wedged underneath the shed and is struggling to get out but just can’t.”
At first the staff tried to help Pumpkin with a gentle tug, but she was too pregnant for it to work. Then they turned to the shelter’s handyman Joey Arnold who used a jack to successfully free Pumpkin. The doggie came out without any injuries, and boy was she grateful!
Now the shelter is working on finding Pumpkin loving owners who would provide a safe space for the canine to deliver her babies. At least she and her pups are in safe hands.