Poodle’s Scary Bath Sends a Lesson to All Pet Owners

Poor little poodle.

Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her dog, Morita, a bath when the poodle’s paw became lodged in the tub drain, reports local Albuquerque news site krqe.com. The dog screamed, and the Albuquerque, N.M. family searched for help.

Their vet said call the plumber; the plumber said call housing; and housing said call 911.

Finally, firefighters arrived and cut out the part of the tub attached to the poodle. The family’s vet finally removed the dog’s paw from the drain.

Morita escaped with only a swollen paw – no broken bones —  and the family is now trying to get their tub replaced.

Lesson: Always use drain covers when giving a pet a bath.

More tips to keep your pet safe:
Summer Safety Tips for Your Dog
How to Keep Your Cat Out of the Washing Machine & Dryer

5 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Pet

Image credit: Screenshot from Krqe.com report

85 comments

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 months ago

Awwww.... Poor Morita!! I'm glad that ordeal is over!!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 months ago

Awwww... poor Morita. I'm glad that ordeal is over!!

Jayasri Amma
Jayasri Amma1 years ago

Thank you!

Fi T.
Fi T.1 years ago

Learning is always exciting

Angela Padovani
Angie P.1 years ago

Scary. Poor dog. Glad everything worked out OK and the dog was safe.

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik1 years ago

Adorable) Thanks for sharing :)

Stella Gambardella
Stella G.1 years ago

Contenta per la fine della storia al meglio per il barboncino ma.....un po' di attenzione e si poteva evitare l'accaduto.

Charmaine C.
Charmaine C.1 years ago

Thank you.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.1 years ago

thanks for this story

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa1 years ago

Thank you