When a man driving by noticed a dog alone in a wintry field with her head trapped in a potato chip bag, he knew something was wrong. The video was shot in southern Manitoba, Canada, and shows the man approaching the struggling dog and attempting to coax her over to him.
“I’m not sure whether I’ll make it there,” the man adds as he makes his way through the deep snow. “I’m sinking.”
As the man gets closer to the dog, the puppy moves closer to him, following the man’s voice, which says “come on, come on.”
Finally, the puppy approaches the man, who carefully lifts the chip bag from her brow.
This was a potentially fatal position for the puppy, as it may have easily suffocated. Thank heavens he came by at the right time and saved her life.
Although it’s unclear where the little puppy was living, it could have been one of the many stray canines who live in and around the Canadian province’s First Nations villages. In Manitoba, semi-feral Rottweilers, Border Collies, and Pitbulls are commonly seen roaming reserves, a situation that animal groups are working to alter.
Thousands of stray dogs are malnourished, sick, and battling to survive, according to one rescuer in the province. K-9 Advocates Manitoba’s Jasmine Colucci says she frequently sees dogs frozen to death due to the cold or with a bullet hole in the skull. The number of homeless dogs in need of rescue, spay and neutering, and medical treatment has overwhelmed her and other rescuers.