Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man springer spaniel saved from metal spike

Spike Image copyright Isle of Man Constabulary
Image caption Officers have removed the old metal fencing to prevent other animals getting injured

A springer spaniel named Spike has been rescued after becoming impaled on a metal spike.

The dog became stuck on a piece of old metal fencing while exploring a glen on the west of the Isle of Man, police said on a Facebook post earlier.

Spike's owner said after 16 stitches and some tender loving care, he is back to his "normal Springer self" following being rescued by police and vets.

Officers have removed the fencing to prevent other animals getting injured.

A police spokesman said: "Luckily he was not seriously injured and will make a full recovery".

Image copyright Isle of Man Constabulary
Image caption The dog's owner said Spike was already back to his "normal Springer self"
Image copyright Isle of Man Constabulary
Image caption Police worked with a team of vets to free the dog from the metal fencing

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