Pregnant shelter dog ‘Pumpkin’ gets herself stuck under shed

Very pregnant Pumpkin just didn’t realize the size of her belly when she crawled under a shed in the backyard of the Rogersville, Tennessee Hawkins County Humane Society on Wednesday for a short morning nap; oh dear, she couldn’t wiggle out!pumpkin stuck 2

“She was pitiful, crying and scared. We had to call an expert; he came and saved her. He had to jack up the building to save her. WHAT A HERO!!! Pumpkin thanked him with lots of kisses!!! He also fixed it so it won’t happen again,” the assistant manager of the shelter, Julie Baker posted on the organization’s Facebook page.

Everyday, the rescue dogs get to play in the shelter’s fenced in yard. As the dogs were being called inside, Pumpkin was no where to be found. It wasn’t until Julie heard the dog crying that she could follow the pitiful whining.  She had crawled under the shed headfirst, turned herself around and then got stuck. Because of the size of her belly, no one on the staff could even wiggle her out. And then came volunteer handyman, Joey Arnold to Pumpkin’s aid, who decided to jack up the shed so the dog’s belly wouldn’t be affected. All together, Pumpkin spent an hour trapped, but just like a dog – she waddled right, shook herself off, headed over to Joey with her tail wagging – and planted some nice wet kisses on her rescuer’s face.pumpkin stuck thanks

Ironically, the dog had been named Pumpkin when she arrived at the shelter because of her orange spots, but there is discussion about changing her name to Jackie – since her rescue entailed using a heavy duty car jack to lift the bottom of the shed in order to free the pooch. The three-year-old mixed breed pooch was found as a stray and is eligible for adoption or fostering now or after she gives birth to her puppies. Once the puppies are able to fend for themselves, they can be brought back to the shelter for adoption, if someone wants to just keep Pumpkin. According to the staff, Pumpkin gets along with  other dogs and has a great disposition. Interested in meeting this sweetheart or any of the other great dogs and cats? Contact the shelter at (423)272.6538.

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Check out Pumpkin’s rescue video:

As many of you know, we let our dogs out to run everyday. This pregnant girl, PUMPKIN, somehow crawled under the storage building and got stuck!!!! She was pitiful, crying and scared. We had to call an expert, he came and saved her. He had the jack up the building to save her. WHAT A HERO!!! Pumpkin thanked him with lots of kisses!!!He also fixed it so it won't happen again.Watch the video (in another post, won't let me post a video and pics together). Thank you Joey!!!

Posted by Hawkins County Humane Society on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

13 replies
  1. Sherry says:

    I bet she feels good to be out from under there. Glad this area was fixed so no-one else can get trapped ! Good luck to pumpkin with her puppies and in her search for a new, loving home!

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  2. Cathy Rolley says:

    Thank you Joey for saving Pumpkin and her unborn puppies.I hope someone will name one of her puppies Joey in honor of you.We need more people like you in this world and I think that pumpkin would agree.Love that picture.Your a herp.

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  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    This guy did a wonderful thing! Good for you Joey! You deserve all the kisses! Poor little fat girl! It’s not easy being pregnant for anyone be they dog or human!

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