After dozens of people showed interest in adopting "Cactus Jack," an 8-week-old puppy who was found caught in a Cholla cactus in Phoenix, the Yorkie-terrier mix finally has a place to call home.
The distressed puppy was first rescued by a good Samaritan who heard his cries and quickly went to work extracting Cactus Jack and pulling out the sharp spines from his body. By the time AHS arrived, the good Samaritan had nearly filled up a five-gallon bucket with spines, azfamily.com reports.
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After hearing a puppy's whimpers on Sunday, a good Samaritan raced to the scene and found an 8-week old puppy stuck in a cactus, reeling in pain, according to azfamily.com.
According to azfamily.com, the good Samaritan immediately called the Arizona Humane Society and quickly got to work extracting the puppy and removing the spines from the pooch who earned the nickname, "Cactus Jack."
By the time the Humane Society arrived to the scene, the good Samaritan had nearly filled up a five-gallon bucket with the sharp spines that were stuck in "Cactus Jack," azfamily.com reports.
"C.J." ultimately got a clean bill of health and was adopted Thursday by a woman who recently moved to the Phoenix area, according to the Arizona Republic.
Cactus Jack was soon taken to a local veterinarian, who checked him for injuries and prescribed some medication. He's expected to be just fine.
But C.J. wasn't the only one who ultimately benefitted from the "prickly situation." Bretta Nelson, AHS spokesperson, told the Huffington Post that her organization sold 73 tickets for the lottery to adopt Cactus Jack and that at least eight puppies in need of homes were adopted through the event.
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