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"Jughead" headed towards recovery

Needs to gain weight and socialize before adoption
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Posted at 8:59 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 09:59:19-05

TULSA — People all over Tulsa are following one dog's story.

"Jughead," the dog that spent weeks wandering the streets in north Tulsa with a jug stuck on his head, is now safe and recovering.

Vanessa Oxford didn't plan on spending her birthday this year as a hero but was able to catch Jughead over the weekend.

"He’s very shy and he’s anxious. He lived in a fishbowl for a week… two weeks" Oxford says, "never in a million years would I have thought that I was actually going to be the one to tackle him and get him.”

She says “I knew there was still some search teams going out there today. And I don’t know, I just thought, let’s go do this!”

There were four of them in the area when the dog was spotted.

“I just took off sprinting, kind of just around him so I can get in front and cut him off", Oxford says, "I entered the woods thinking I was in front of him and I was because he came down the hill.”

Vanessa says he walked right up to her, she thinks he couldn't see very well because of the jug on his head.

“I just stopped and let him walk and stayed quiet until he was probably a few several feet away and at that point I just tackled him and get hands on him before he could dart off again.” Oxford says.

Jughead the dog is now in the care of the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals.

OAA isn't sure how long he was unable to eat, but now are working to put weight on him, and get him socialized before anyone can adopt him.

Later this week, they will do heartworm checks.

If no owner comes forward they plan to put him up for adoption, but because so many have fallen in love with him, Jamie Suarez, President of Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, says she might adopt him herself.

For more information about the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals click here .

To see more photos of Jughead, click here .

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