Pup gets stuck in spare tire, fire crew cuts wheel to free dog

WATCH: Fire crew saves puppy, head stuck in spare tire

COACHELLA, Calif. — If this pup could talk she would have quite a story from Coachella, California.

Riverside County Animal Services responded to a call of a puppy who put her head in the wrong spot -- the center of a spare tire’s wheel -- and got stuck.

The responding officer tried the old cooking oil trick to try to slide the dog out, but her neck was swollen and she wouldn’t budge.

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They sedated her to keep her calm while firefighters from Riverside County came with a saw to help cut her out of the tight spot.

Cutting the metal wheel gave the puppy enough wiggle room to get out. She had a quick snack and was taken for observation before being returned to her owners.

Firefighters had to rescue a pup who got herself in a tight situation.
Firefighters had to rescue a pup who got herself in a tight situation. (Emily Vialpando /Riverside County Department of Animal Services)