A stray dog has been rescued after spending more than a day running about with a plastic container over its head.

On Monday (19th September), a team of Wildlife Rescue Unit rangers came to rescue the dog after they were notified by a senior Sabah Wildlife Department officer.

dog plastic container
Source: Sen Nathan’s Facebook

According to Dr. Sen Nathan (who posted about the rescue on his Facebook page), the rescue team believed that the stray dog, which they nicknamed Plasty, had accidentally trapped its head inside the plastic container while searching for food at Taman Inanam Laut in Kota Kinabalu.


Led by veterinarian Dr Nabila Sarkawi, Plasty was reportedly tranquillised before the container was removed from its head. “The dog was severely dehydrated had probably not eaten or drunk water for days and was in a very bad state,” said Dr Nabila. She added that the poor dog “would not have survived another 36 hours with the plastic container stuck to its head“.

dog plastic container.
Source: Sen Nathan’s Facebook

In case you’re wondering, Dr Nabila assures that “Plasty’s condition has stabilised” and is currently on the road to recovery at the SPCA KK kennel after the scary incident that nearly cost the doggie his life.

I will be going over regularly to the SSpCA Kennel to keep an eye on him. I would like to thank SPCA KK for their kind assistance in housing Plasty during his period of rest and recuperation. I would also like to thank the kind hearted Wildlife Officer who had alerted us on the plight of Plasty,” continued Dr Nabila.

You can read Dr. Sen Nathan’s Facebook posting here:

Many netizens have since commended Dr Nabila and her team of Wildlife rangers for saving the dogs life. “Poor Plasty, so good the Wildlife Rescue Unit saved his life. And I do like the name. Wish him all the best,” wrote Facebook user Annette Merle. Her sentiment was concurred with Henry Tai saying, “Another life saved, indeed music to the ears of dog/animal lovers. Good job!

All the best Plasty, and get well soon 😉

Source: Dr. Sen Nathan’s Facebook.

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