Thanorm Munkhong, a resident at Sattahip’s Darathorn Village, called authorities after investigating prolonged howling and barking by a neighbor’s dog and finding the canine’s head stuck in between bars of a metal fence.
Around 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Capt. Watcharin Saeneewong Na Ayuthaya contacted Sattahip Mayor Narong Bunbancherdsri who dispatched animal-rescue officials to free the animal.
Rescue workers try to calm down Ai Dum as they use the Jaws of Life to free the mutt.
Thanorm told authorities that his neighbor had left for work around 7:30 a.m., leaving the dog outside as security. However, “Ai Dum” is a curious pup and obviously wanted to play. Trying to squeeze through the bars to find new friends, the mutt got stuck and could only call for help.
Neighbors tried to calm the dog with food and water, but it wasn’t until he was freed several hours later he settled down.