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“Jughead” freed from his jug in Virginia

A dog seen wandering around Danville, Virginia last week with a plastic container stuck over his head — in the fashion of a spaceman or deep sea diver — has been captured and relieved of his involuntary helmet.

A police officer captured the dog Friday morning, after a resident spotted him and called for help.

He’s now in the custody of the the Danville Humane Society, which has named him “Jughead.”

The Humane Society had been trying to catch “Jughead” all week because the plastic container — similar to one cheese puffs might come in — was preventing him from eating or drinking. They’d offered a $500 reward to anyone who could capture him.

Danville Police Officer Mike Smith captured the dog Friday after a woman spotted him resting on a porch on Colquhoun Street, the Danville News reported.

“He was eager to drink. He seems to be doing better now. He seems to have come around a little bit. He was very scared and very shy when we first saw him but he seems to be doing better now, Danville Humane Society Director Paulette Dean said.

The Humane Society says it will put Jughead — believed to be a pit bull-chow mix, about four years old — up for adoption if no owner is found.

Dean said Jughead wasn’t the first animal to get entrapped in litter. The society has had cases of stray cats, a fox and a raccoon getting their head stuck in containers.

“There are dangers of littering,” she said. “People need to keep their trash contained.”

And their dogs, too.


Comment from bluhawkk
Time January 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

1. I hate the name ‘Jughead.’
2. I would not strive hard to return him to his owner as his owner apparently seemed unconcerned about locating him..
3. Did someone intentionally put the plastic container on his head for a laugh?

One rapidly becomes cynical reading about human behavior to animals.

Comment from Bloggie Stylish
Time January 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

i guess that the dog was probably trying to get to some food at the bottom of the container. i’m happy to see that he is okay.

Comment from Valerie
Time January 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Here’s hoping that ‘Jughead’ makes out better than 90% of the animals taken in bythe Danville humane Society.

Comment from Carey
Time January 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm

How was he breathing?