In a moving story, a Houston dog stuck in a jug was ultimately saved thanks to one Texas woman’s determination and love. The family was determined to rescue the German shepherd mix, even though the stray was initially afraid to approach them. This puppy rescue story was no simple affair, either; Audra Bohannon says that she worked tirelessly for several weeks to find and help the lost animal — nicknamed Bucky. Now, Ukaih Daily Journal News reveals this Tuesday, November 25, 2014, that the family hopes they might adopt the potential pet as a canine member of their family.
Talk about a good dog having his day, thanks to the loving efforts of one southern family. Bucky the puppy was one pooch with a very serious problem — the Houston dog had its head stuck in a plastic jug. Try as he might, the small, plastic, and certainly unwanted headpiece would not come off, and it wasn’t until an animal-loving family stepped in that the puppy finally received the aid it needed.
Yet a woman’s determination came through for young Bucky. How did Audra Bohannon come to rescue the dog in distress? The Houston woman says she and her family had spotted the stray dog for well over a week on their farm property in Texas. Bohannon believes that while Bucky — who has been so named short for “Bucket,” an apt christening — was scrounging around for food, it managed to get the unwanted jug trapped on its head.
“Every night I went to bed thinking about that dog and I really felt bad for him having that on his head,” said Bohannon in a statement. “We got him up here, cleaned him up … He was flea infested, but other than that, he was just a little skiddish.”
Again, the process didn’t happen overnight; Bucky is likely alive and well thanks to their continued persistence in rescuing him. Click 2 Houston News shares the account of the Bohannan family saving the in-need puppy. While many people might have gone on with their busy lives and forgotten about the dog, Audra never did. She worked hard for over a dozen days driving around in her truck, searching for the puppy, and went so far as to lay out food “bait” in order to lure in the frightened animal.
Days passed, and finally some progress was made. It wasn’t until one day when the starving Bucky finally came close enough in the search for food and trust in the farmers that they were able to rescue him and get the trash off of its head. The Bohannons have said to a local media source that they will visit a vet this week to get the dog officially checked out and make sure he is healthy. It seems that the German shepherd mix puppy is simply tired, hungry, and worse for wear, but will make a full recovery.
Without doubt and thanks to a woman’s relentless determination, this Houston dog stuck in jug story has a very happy ending for all involved. Audra added she feels wonderful now that she knows Bucky the dog is alive and safe. “The feeling I had waking up on Sunday morning and not looking out the window and not looking for that dog, that was a good, happy feeling.” If the animal does not have an identifying microchip showing it belongs to some owners, the Bohannon family is interested in adopting the rescued puppy.