Family saves puppy stuck in bucket

By Jennifer Bauer - Reporter

NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A group of family and friends spent two months trying to catch a stray dog near their home in Northwest Harris County. The puppy, believed to be a 5-month-old German Shepherd mix, was often seen running around their property with a plastic jug on his head.

The jug was a gravity pet feeder that can be purchased at any pet store. Audra Bohannon said she believes the dog got it from her barn because he was lost and looking for food.

She told Local 2 she felt guilty when she first saw the dog running around with the jug.

"Every night I went to bed thinking about that dog and I really felt bad for him having that on his head," said Bohannon.

She never gave up on the dog. Day and night, rain or shine, she would drive around her property on a four-wheeler looking for the puppy, and she even tried to catch him with fishing nets, but nothing worked.

Finally, one day she and her family were able to gain the dog's trust and they grabbed him.

"We got him up here, cleaned him up," she said. "He was flea infested, but other than that, he was just a little skiddish," she said.

They named the dog Bucky -- short for Bucket.

He's a lucky Bucky who will now spend his life with the Bohannon family. Audra Bohannon's brother and sister-in-law said they are hoping to adopt him. They are taking him to the vet first to see if he's micro-chipped.

"The feeling I had waking up on Sunday morning and not looking out the window and not looking for that dog, that was a good, happy feeling," Audra said.

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