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Dallas Fire Department rescues dog caught by leg in barbed wire fence

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For at least two days, a dog had been hanging by his back leg from a barbed wire fence in Texas' stifling heat. When the Dallas Fire Department were called Sunday afternoon, the men in blue immediately dispatched their rescue team to help.

DFW Rescue Me, an all volunteer foster based animal rescue from the Dallas area, joined the firemen out at the scene. When told the firemen were administering fluids to the dog, the rescue organization assumed the men had given the dog a bowl of water, but these compassionate fire department professionals went beyond; and by the time DFW Rescue Me arrived, the dog, now named Indy Justice had been hooked up to an IV by the EMTs and was being fully hydrated.

From the fire station Indy was transported to the veterinarian's office; this poor dog suffers from maggots, heat stroke, and numerous cuts after struggling to free himself from the barbed wire. His feet are swollen, and he is tired, but is now reported to be resting comfortably.

Follow his amazing rescue by clicking here.

Donations to the rescue's Justice Fund will also help: www.dfwrescueme.org/donate

As to why no one helped this dog earlier, it seems he was not in a well traveled section:

"Indy was caught in a barb (sic) wire fence. The fireman said that he had to carry him about a quarter of a mile back to the truck, so we don't think anyone was walking by. We are just glad Indy is now getting help."

Please take a moment and thank the Dallas Fire Department for going above and beyond what is required.

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