TULSA, Okla. — After days of desperate searching, a missing dog with a plastic container stuck on his head, is safe.
A missing dog, now named Jughead, was saved by Vanessa Oxford.
Vanessa Oxford didn't plan on spending her birthday this year as a hero.
"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 cold dart off again.” Oxford says.
Jughead the dog is now in the care of the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals.
Jamie Suarez, President of Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, tells us, "we will get him the medial attention he needs. A bath, will probably make him feel good. “
Suarez was worried that he wouldn't last much longer with no way to eat or drink.
The doctors at Animal Emergency Center gave him fluids, food, and love, Suarez says for now he'll have a home.
“I think he’s going to go home with one of our volunteers tonight, Suarez says, "other dogs kind of scare him so he can stay there tonight.”
Jughead will be taken to the vet on Sunday to be checked for a microchip, shots, vaccines, and health 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 says she might adopt him herself.
For more information about the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals click here.
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