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Arizona Shelter Rescues Homeless Dog Found Wedged in Car Engine and Puts Pup Up for Adoption

Nova the dog ended up stuck in the engine area of a Chevy after chasing a cat near the vehicle

<p>Arizona Humane Society </p> Nova the Weimaraner mix stuck in the engine area of a Chevy car before her rescue by the Arizona Humane Society

Arizona Humane Society

Nova the Weimaraner mix stuck in the engine area of a Chevy car before her rescue by the Arizona Humane Society
  • Emergency rescuers from the Arizona Humane Society were notified of an adult dog stuck in a car engine

  • It took rescuers 15 minutes to free the dog, who got wedged in the car after chasing a cat

  • The dog, named Nova, is now looking for a forever home after recovering from minor injuries

Nova is ready for a new start after getting out of a tight spot.

The 2-year-old Weimaraner mix is under the care of the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) after the organization rescued the dog from a car engine.

According to the shelter, on Jan. 19, AHS received a call about a stray dog stuck in a car engine in Phoenix. AHS sent its Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs) to the car's location. Upon arriving at the scene, the technicians found a 49-lb. pooch wedged in the engine of a '67 Chevy Nova. The EAMTs learned that the dog, who was later named Nova after the car that caught her, ended up in the small space after chasing a cat under the vehicle.

<p>Arizona Humane Society </p> Nova the dog stuck in the engine area of a Chevy car after chasing a cat near the vehicle

Arizona Humane Society

Nova the dog stuck in the engine area of a Chevy car after chasing a cat near the vehicle

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It took the technicians about 15 minutes to carefully free Nova's limbs from the car's engine area. Once Nova's paws were free, the rescuers could gently pull the dog out of the strange spot.

Nova, who was understandably frightened during her rescue, morphed into an affectionate and grateful dog once she was out of the engine. Her rescuers took her to AHS for a check-up, where vets found her unharmed, aside from a few minor scratches,

<p>Arizona Humane Society </p> Nova the dog after her successful rescue by the Arizona Humane Society

Arizona Humane Society

Nova the dog after her successful rescue by the Arizona Humane Society

After her exam, Nova was kept at AHS under a stray hold and received her spay surgery. Now, she is ready to find a forever home. Whatever lucky animal lover adopts Nova will receive a loving, wiggly, and happy dog with a unique background. AHS shared that Nova is the only full-sized dog the organization can recall rescuing from a car engine in the past 10 years.

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<p>Arizona Humane Society </p> Nova the dog at the Arizona Humane Society, where she is available for adoption

Arizona Humane Society

Nova the dog at the Arizona Humane Society, where she is available for adoption

AHS had another notable rescue recently with Bunny the dog. The canine was found hog-tied and stuck in a drain in Arizona the day after Christmas. EAMTs worked for three hours to free the dog, and her rescue required three ambulances worth of equipment. After recuperating at AHS, Bunny recently found her forever home.

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All dogs one year and older at AHS, including Nova, are currently available for adoption with only $49 in fees. Those interested in learning more about Nova or the dozens of other dogs available for adoption at AHS should visit azhumane.org/adopt.

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