Patrick Houck, an animal control officer, was faced with an unusual situation when he got a call about a dog hiding under a home. He rushed to the rescue, even though he didn’t think twice. A small dog was hit by a car in St. The city of Petersburg is located in the state of Russia. The pup ran off out of fear and squeezed into the crawl space under the trailer. The pup was scared and wouldn’t come out of his shell on his own
Houck was very patient and gentle with the dog. He took his time trying to make sure the dog came out of the crawl space without any injuries.
A Tricky Hiding Place
Petey, the animal control named after him, was able to find the trickiest hiding spot. Humans were not able to reach him from outside because he was so deep under the house. The home that the dog came from was not familiar to him, and no one knew where he came from.
“He was terrified,” said Houck. “Showing up there I really had no idea how I was going to get access to the dog, he was so far under this trailer, but you could shine a flashlight and see [he] needed help.”
Houck had to move bricks around so he could crawl under the house. He squeezed into the crawl space after a scared, weak dog and scooped him up with a net. The poor dog was so terrified that Houck was able to pull it out of there without resistance.
Other animal control workers were cheering as Houck pulled the small dog out of the hiding space. They wrapped a blanket around him and brought him to the vet.
Petey Gets Pulled to Safety
Petey is being looked after by the Pinellas County Animal Services. He is receiving treatment for his injuries, and the staff is rewarding him with a lot of treats. He is acting more cheerful now that he has been saved.
Officer Houck likes to save animals in need. He said it is the reason he comes to work every day. His dog passed away last year, but he still finds joy by helping other animals.
“‘Petey’, the pug mix, is currently resting comfortably in our care thanks to the heroic efforts of team members like Officer Houck! During his career with Animal Services, Officer Houck has crawled into sewer drains, been lowered off a sea wall to rescue a dog, scooped up kittens out of ditches, and will continue to do whatever it takes to save a life,” Pinellas County Animal Services wrote on FB.
Petey is an animal and animal services is looking for a forever family. He will continue to heal and be pampered in a cozy kennel space until he finds the perfect one.