2 dogs covered in cholla cactus get firefighters’ help in east Mesa

This is a ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ story. Two homeless dogs – Chihuahuas covered in glittering cacti in front of a woman’s house in Mеssa.

Two small dogs were found covered with cactus in eastern Mesa on Monday morning. A family living nearby discovered the dogs near Ellsworth Road and Sleepy Hollow and reported the situation to authorities, fire officials said.

Shawn Gilleland, a spokesman for the Rural Metro Fire Department, said fire crews arrived around 9:30 a.m. and located the dogs, removing fragments of cholla cactus from their bodies. That is even harder to imagine. They were in such excruciating ᴘᴀɪɴ and could not bear it.

Several witnesses called firefighters to immediately come and help the poor dogs, and when they arrived, they found their heads and bodies covered with needles. They were lying on the ground hopelessly and no one could pass by indifferently. It proves that their ᴘᴀɪɴ is unbearable as they tremble uncontrollably and cannot move.

The firefighters were lucky to save their lives, who were so scared and wanted to escape. They have more needles when they start rolling around. They were finally able to get the dogs out of the cactus needles.

Gilleland said the dogs were referred to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Agency for further treatment after the family told officials the dogs were feral. They were able to free them from the needles after putting them under anesthesia.

After all their sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ, the dogs are now being injected with some antibiotics at the Maricopa animal care and control center. They will be completely ready for adoption once they are completely cured.

Both dogs are being treated at an East Valley shelter and are expected to recover, according to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control officials.


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