Dog wedged between cinder-block walls is rescued
A Shar-Pei mix turned itself into a Shar-Pei sandwich Friday when it got wedged between parallel cinder-block walls in Cathedral City.
But not to worry, dog lovers. Riverside County animal control officers rode to the rescue of the wrinkly pooch, which was promptly nicknamed Wally.
Aided by workers from the Coachella Valley Water District, which owns an adjacent property, animal control officers knocked out enough of the blocks to, well, free Wally.
Weak and dehydrated, the approximately 4-year-old dog was revived with a bean-and-cheese burrito before being whisked off to the Valley Animal Medical Center for treatment, said animal services department spokesman John Welsh.
Next stop, the Coachella Valley Animal Campus, a shelter in Thousand Palms where Wally will either be reunited with his owner or put up for adoption.
-- Kim Christensen