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Firefighters use vegetable oil to free dog from auto wheel

Two firefighters used vegetable oil to ease this puppy’s head out of a tight spot. The little pooch, named Junior, has returned to live with its owner and seven siblings.

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Firefighters in Bakersfield, Calif., had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.

The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station Friday.

Fire Department spokesman Brandon Hill says two firefighters used vegetable oil to ease the dog's head out of the hole.

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The little pooch, named Junior, has returned to live with its owner and seven siblings.

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