Dog Caught In Fence – Hangs There For 2 Days


Animal In Distress

The animal rescue staff from Lifeline Animal Project in Atlanta, GA received a call on Thursday about an animal in distress.  The individual calling said there was a dog hanging by her foot on a fence and that she had been there for two days! By the photos, it appears that the dog was attempting to jump the fence and her toe got caught.
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 A Faithful Friend Stays With Her

Amazingly, there was another dog who stood faithfully by her side – he had apparently stayed with her for those two days and barked nonstop for help until someone finally found them and called Lifeline Animal Project.

LifeLine informed us that someone told a neighbor they saw the dog stuck on the fence while the other dog was barking two days prior. The neighbor then immediately looked for the dogs and then called LifeLine. The neighbor that called LifeLine, recalls hearing a dog barking for two days also, but didn’t think anything of it.

The rescuers named the dog hanging by her toe – “Athena”.  They named the sweet boy who stood by her – “Zues”.

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The Bonded Pair Rescued

The dogs were brought into LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Service shelter yesterday, and Zues did not want Athena out of his sight.  He cried and barked so loudly when the staff took her back to the vet trailer for treatment, that they had to bring Zues back and put him in the cage beside Athena.  Karen Hirsch, with LifeLine, visited the dogs today and said, “Zues was busy licking Athena’s toe and protecting her from everyone.”


Athena’s toes is swollen, but she is on pain medicine and going to be okay.  We are told, that both Zues and Athena are “super sweet and loving dogs”.  LifeLine also is hoping that they get adopted into the same home – because clearly Zues is very attached to Athena.

In some county animal shelters, if an animal is injured it would not receive medical attention. We support LifeLine because they provide the necessary veterinarian care so that the animals in their shelters do not have to endure pain or suffering.

Interested In Helping Athena & Zues?

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Athena and Zues, please contact LifeLine Fulton County Animals Services Shelter.

For general information: 404-613-0358

For adoptions: 404-613-0357,

For rescue groups: 404-613-9157,

To volunteer: 404-613-9127,

To foster:

Shelter Hours
Mon – Fri
11am – 7pm
Sat – Sun
11am – 6pm

WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.